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UNIVERSITY 



GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 
2005-2006 







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NOTE: This catalog represents the most accurate information available at the 
time of publication. The university reserves the right to correct or otherwise 
change any such information without notice at its sole discretion. The infor- 
mation contained in this publication is not intended to. and does not. confer 
any cofjtractual rights on any individual. With respect to course offerings, the 
departments have attempted to anticipate which courses will be offered, and by 
who)n and when such courses will be taught. However course offerings )nay be 
affected by changes in faculty, student demand, and funding. Although efforts 
have been made to indicate these uncertainties, course offerings are subject to 
change without notice. 

I 

William Marsh Rice University 

Physical Address: 6100 Main Street, Houston,Texas 77005 

Mailing Address: RO. Box 1892, Houston,Texas 77251-1892 

Telephone: Campus Operator 713-348-0000 

Homepage Address: http://www.rice.edu 

2005-2006 General Announcements online: http://www.rice.edu/catalog/ 

Please address all correspondence to the appropriate office or department followed 
b> the universit) mailing address given above. 



Admission, Catalogs, Applications 

Business Matters 

Career Services, Part-time 
Employment off Campus 

Credits, Transcripts 

Financial Aid, Scholarships, 
Part-time Employment on Campus 

Graduate Study 

Undergraduate and 
Undergraduate Curricula 



Office of Admission 

109 Lovett Hall; ■'1 3-348-7423 

Office of the Cashier 

110 Allen Center; 713-348-4946 

Career Services Center 

Rice Memorial Center; 713-348-4055 

Office of the Registrar 

1 16 Allen Center; 7 1 3-348-4999 

Student Financial Services 

1 1 6 Allen Center: ^ 1 3-348-4958 

Chair of the appropriate 
department (see pages 59-63) 

Office of the Dean of Undergraduates 
101 Lovett Hall; 7 13-348-4996 



Rice University is committed to equal opportunity in education and employ- 
metit.It is the policy of Rice University to attract qualijied individuals of diverse 
backgrounds to its faculty staff', aiul student body Accordingly Rice University 
does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, 
sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age. disability, or veteran 
status in its admissions, its educational programs, or employment of faculty or 
staff, hi employment, the university seeks to recruit, hire, and advance tvomen, 
members of minority groups, individuals with disabilities, Vietnam-era veterans, 
and special disabled veterans. 



RICE UNIVERSITY 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 



2005-2006 




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Contents 



Message from the President vi 

Academic Calendar 2005-2006 vii 

The Universit>' and Campus 2 

Board of Trustees 3 

Rice Universit}^ Campus Map 4 

Student Responsibility^ 8 

The Honor System 8 

The Code of Student Conduct 8 

Faculty^ Grading Guidelines 9 

Student Health and Counseling Services 10 

Student Health Fee 10 

Student Health Service 10 

Disability Support Services 11 

Rice Counseling Center 11 

Information for Undergraduate Students 13 

Introduction 14 

Graduation Requirements 14 

Undergraduate Majors 17 

Academic Regulations 21 

Summer School for College Students 36 

Admission of New Students 36 

Tuition, Fees, and Expenses 43 

Financial Aid 46 

Honor Societies 50 

Undergraduate Student Life 50 

Information for Graduate Students 55 

Introduction 56 

Admission to Graduate Study 56 

Graduate Degrees 57 

Academic Regulations 64 

Tuition, Fees, and Expenses 70 

Financial Aid 71 

Graduate Student Life 73 

Class III Students in Nondegree Programs 74 

Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs 77 

Air Force Science 78 

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations 81 

Anthropology 85 

Applied Physics Graduate Program 87 

Architecture 90 

Art Histor)' 97 

Asian Studies 99 

Bioengineering 104 

Biosciences 108 

Biochemistry and Cell Biology 108 

Ecology and Evolutionar)^ Biology 108 

Center for the Study of Languages 115 

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 117 

■ Chemistry 120 

Civil and Environmental Engineering 126 

Classical Studies 132 



Cognitive Sciences J^;* 

Computational and Applied Mathematics 137 

Computer Science J^^ 

Earth Science j^^ 

Economics 

Education "^ 

Education Certification 'J^ 

Electrical and Computer Engineering 1^2 

English ' 

Environmental Analysis and Decision Making »_^^ 

Environmental Studies '_^- 

Degree Requirements for BA in Environmental Science 173 

French Studies J]l^ 

German and Slavic Studies 1^^ 

Hispanic Studies ^ [^ 

History [^ 

Kinesiology 

Leadership Rice J°:J 

Lifetime Physical Activity Program 1^1 

Linguistics 

Management ^ 

Managerial Studies ^^^ 

Master of Uberal Studies ^y 

Mathematics 

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science 213 

Medieval Studies 2 

Military' Science ^ 

Music ^^^ 

Nanoscale Physics ^_ 

Naval Science ^^ , 

231 
Neurosciences -^ 

Philosophy ^^^ 

Physics and Astronomy ^^ 

Policy Studies ^^^ 

Political Science /: 

Psychology ^^^ 

Religious Studies ^^ 

Sociology 

Statistics • 

Program for the Study of Women and Gender 25'? 

Subsurface Geoscience 25^ 

Universirv Courses 

Visual Arts ' 

Courses of Instruction 

Course Type Definitions 2o« 

ACCO (Accounting) ^^^^ 

AFSC (Air Force Science) 20; 

ANTH (Anthropology) 26>> 

ARAB (Arabic) 2H1 

ARCH (Architecture) 28^ 

ARTV (Visual Arts) 2^^ 

ASLK (Asian Studies) 2^^ 

ASTR (Astronomy) ^^ 

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BIOE (Bioengineering) 304 

BIOS (Biosciences) 310 

CAAJVI (Computational and Applied Mathematics) 317 

CEVE (Civil and Environmental Engineering) 321 

CHBE (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) 325 

CHEM (Chemistry) 329 

CHIN (Chinese) 334 

CLAS (Classical Studies) 336 

COMP (Computer Science) 338 

CSCI (Cognitive Sciences) 344 

ECON (Economics) 345 

EDUC (Education) 350 

ELEC (Electrical and Computer Engineering) 352 

ENGI (Engineering) 360 

ENGL (English) 360 

ENST (Environmental Studies) 370 

ESCI (Earth Science) 371 

FREN (French Studies) 377 

FSEM (Freshman Seminar) 382 

GERM (German) 385 

GREE (Greek) 389 

HART (History of Art) 390 

HEAL (Health Sciences) 401 

HEBR (Hebrew) 403 

HIND (Hindi) 403 

HIST (History) 404 

HONS (Honors Program) 419 

HUMA (Humanities) 419 

ITAL Gtalian Language and Culture) 422 

JAPA Gapanese) 423 

KINE (Kinesiology) 424 

KORE (Korean). 426 

LATI (Latin) 427 

LING (Linguistics) 428 

LPAP (Lifetime Physical Activity' Program) 434 

MANA (Managerial Studies) 446 

MATH (Mathematics) 447 

MDST (Medieval Studies) 449 

MECH (Mechanical Engineering) 454 

MGMT (Management) 460 

MILI (Military Science) 478 

MSCI (Materials Science) 479 

MUSI (Music) 482 

NAVA (Naval Science) 496 

NEUR (Neuroscience) 497 

NSCI (Natural Sciences) 498 

PHIL (Philosophy) 500 

PHYS (Physics) 504 

PLSH (Polish) 508 

POLI (Political Science) 509 

PORT (Portuguese) 515 

PSYC (Psychology) 5l6 

RELI (Religious Studies) 521 

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RUSS (Russian) 531 

SANS (Sanskrit) 532 

SLAV (Slavic Studies) 532 

SOCl (Sociology) 533 

SOSC (Social Sciences) 536 

SPAN (Spanish) 536 

STAT (Statistics) 545 

THEA (Theatre) 548 

TIBT (Tibetan) 550 

UNIV (University' Courses) 550 

WGST (Women and Gender Studies) 551 

Administration 561 

Administrative Offices 56 1 

College Masters 562 

Faculty- 563 

Universit)' Standing Committees for 2005-2006 604 



Message from the President 

What makes Rice extraordinary? In less tlian 100 y^ears, it has achieved a 
position among America's great research universities. Even in that category; it is 
distinctive: Rice is a small great university. That is, while smaller than most, Rice is 
able to compete with the best in the nation, indeed, in the world. Our comparative 
advantages lie in our relatively small size, our emphasis on undergraduate education, 
our identification of important but focused areas of strength, the relative ease by^ 
which we can foster interdisciplinary study; and our possibilities for teaching and 
research excellence across the range of human knowledge and endeavor. AH this 
resides in an extraordinarily beautiful, coherent, and tree-lined campus located in 
the heart of the cultural district of the nation's fourth-largest city and just three 
miles from its downtown. 

General Announcements guides you through Rice University's diverse 
academic offerings, taught by an enormously talented faculty . It further serves as a 
guide for the rules and responsibilities that govern both undergraduate and gradu- 
ate student life in our community. 

Rice, said founding president Edgar Odell Lovett, would "set no upper limit on 
its educational endeavor." We remain intent on that ambition. 

David W Leebron 

President 

William Marsh Rice University 



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Academic Calendar 2005-2006 



Fall 2005 

Monday, August 1 Deadline: Tliition due for entering freshnien 

Wednesday, August 10 Deadline: Tbition due for returning 

undergraduate students 

Sunday, August 14 

(through Friday August 19) Orientation week for new students 

Monday, August 15 Deadline: Tliition due for graduate students 

Friday, August 19 Credit balance checks available to students 

Monday, August 22 First day of classes 

Friday, September 2 Deadline: Last day to add courses without a fee 

Deadline: Last day to add a course without obtaining 
instructors permission 

Deadline: Liust day to withdraw with a 100% refund 
of tuition and fees 

Deadline: Last Day to drop to part-time with a 100% 
refund of tuition 

Monday, September 5 Labor Day (holiday-no classes) 

Friday, September 9 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 70% refund 

of tuition 

Friday, September 16 Deadline: Lxst day to complete late registration or add 

courses 

Deadline: Last day to drop courses without a fee 

Deadline: Last day to designate a course as "Audit" or 
vice versa 

Deadline: Last day anticipated aid for fall shows as a 
credit on student accounts 

Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 60% refund 
of tuition 

Friday, September 23 Deadline: Last day to convert a "Pass/Fiiil" to im 

earned letter grade for courses taken in spring 2005 

Deadline: LiLst day for instructors to submit Hnal 
grades to clear "Incompletes" for courses taken in 
spring 2005 

Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 50% refund 
of tuition 

Friday September 30 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 40% refund 

of tuition 

Friday, October 7 Deadline: Mid-semester grades for first-year under- 
graduate students due 

Deadline: College course plans due to Dean of 
Undergraduates 

Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 30% refund 
of tuition 

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Monday, October 10 ^ ; -.. 

(through Tuesday, October 11) Midterm Recess ' " ' 

Wednesday, October 12 All classes normally held on Monday meet; all Wednes- 
day classes canceled (to equahze holidays by days of 
the week during the semester) 

Friday, October 14 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 20% refund of 

tuition 

Friday October 21 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 10% refund 

of tuition 

Friday, October 28 Deadline: Last day to drop courses for all graduate 

students and "returning" undergraduate students with a 

$10.00 fee 

Deadline: Last day to designate a course as "Pass/Fail" 

Monday October 31 Deadline: Last day to file an apphcation for a May 2006 

conferral of degree with the Office of the Registrar 

Deadline: Last day to file an apphcation for 
January 2006 conferral of degree with the Office of 
the Registrar 

Tuesday, November 1 Deadline: Last day to file the following in the Office of 

Graduate Studies for January 2006 degree conferral: 

• Thesis master s candidacy petitions 

• Certification of non-thesis master's 

• Form for automatic master's 

• PhD candidacy petitions 

Monday, November 14 

(through Friday November 18) Spring 2006 registration for currently enrolled under- 
graduate, graduate and fifth-year students 

Registration for SELF-scheduled final exams for under- 
graduate courses 

Tuesday, November 15 Deadline: Last dav to complete financial aid apphca- 
tion for fall 2005 ' 

Friday November 18 at 5:00 p.m Deadline: Last day to register for spring 2006 without 

$60 "failure to register" fee 

Deadline: Last day to register for SELF-scheduled final 
exams for undergraduate courses 

Thursday November 24 

(through Friday November 25) Thanksgiving Recess (holiday-no classes) 

Tiuirsdav, December 1 Deadline: Last dav to complete loan apphcations for 

faU 2005 

Friday December 2 Last day of classes 

Deadline: (for fall 2005 matriculants only) Last day 
to drop courses — students must go to the Office of the 
Registrar by 5:00 p.m. 

Deadline: For a January 2006 conferral of degree, 
smdents must submit theses to the Office of Graduate 
Studies by 12:00 noon 

Deadline: All Faculty Evaluations are due to the Office 
of the Registrar by 5:00 p.m. 



Saturday, December 3 

(through Wednesday, December 1^) SELF-scheduled exams for undergraduate courses 

Wednesday December 7 

(through Wednesday December 1-4) Scheduled FINAL exams for undergraduate courses 

Wednesday. December l4 at 5:00 p.m Deadline: All take home Hnal examinations are due 

Wednesday December 21 at 12:00 noon Deadline: All Hnal grades are due to the Office of 

the Registrar 

Spring 2006 

Thursday, Jimuar\' 5 Deadline: Tuition due for id! students 

Thursday, Jimuary 10 Credit bidance checks aviulabie to students 

Wednesday, Januar\ 11 First day of classes 

Monday, Januan, 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (holiday-no classes) 

Wednesday, January 18 Ml classes normally held on Monday meet; all W'ednes- 

da\' classes canceled (to et|ualize holidays by days of 
the week during the semester) 

Friday, January 20 a 5:00 p.m Deadline: Last davto resolve grades of "Other" from 

fall 2005 
Friday jiuiuar\' 27 Deadline: La.st day to add courses without a fee 

Deadline: Litst day to add a course without obtaining 
instructor's permission 

Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 100% refund 
of tuition and fees 

Deadline: Last day to drop to part-time status with 
100% refund of tuition 

Wednesday, Febniary 1 Deadline: Last day to file the following in the Office of 

Graduate Studies for a May 2006 conferral of degree: 

• Thesis masters candidacy petitions 

• Certification for non-thesis master's 

• Form for automatic masters 

• PhD candidacy petitions 

Friday February 3 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 70% refund 

of tuition 

Friday Februar\ 10 Deadline: Last day to complete late registration or add 

course(s) 

Deadline: Last day to drop courses without a fee 

Deadline: Last day to designate a course as "Audit " or 
\ice \ersa 

Deadline: Last da\ to withdraw with a 60% refund 
of tuition 

Deadline: Last day anticipated aid for spring shows as 
credit on student accounts 

Wednesday, Februan 15 Finimciiil ;ud application materiids available to returning 

students to appK for need-based aid for 2006-2007 

Friday, February 1" Deadline: Last day for students to convert a "Pass/Fail" 

to an earned letter grade for courses taken in fid! 2005 

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Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final 

= > ■ •■;;.! /• '- ' ; ; grades to clear "Incompletes" for courses taken in 

fall 2005 
' ; ^. , - ' : . Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 50% refund 
_- of tuition 

Friday, February 24 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 40% refund 

of tuition 

Friday, March 3 Deadline: Mid-semester grades for first-year under- 
graduate students are due 

Deadline: College course plans are due to the Dean of 
Undergraduates 

; Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 30% refund 

of tuition 

Friday, March 10 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 20% refund 

of tuition 

Monday March 13 :. ' 

(through Friday, March 17) Spring Break (no classes) 

Friday, March 17 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 10% refund 

of tuition 

Friday, March 24 Deadline: Sophomores must file a Declaration of 

Major form with the Office of the Registrar 

Friday, March 31 Deadline: Last day to drop course(s) for all graduate 

students and "returning" undergraduate students with a 

$10.00 fee 

Deadline: Last day to designate a course as "Pass/Fail" 

Deadline: Last day to complete financial aid apphca- 
:■''■: tions for spring 2006 

Summer School financial aid apphcation available 

Thursday April 7 

(through Friday, April 8) Spring Recess (no classes) 

Friday, April 14 Deadline: Last day to complete loan apphcations for 

spring 2006 

Priority Deadline: For returning and graduate 
students to submit financial aid apphcations for 
2006-2007 

Monday, April 17 

(through Friday, April 21) Register for self-scheduled final exams for 

undergraduate courses 
• Fall 2006 registration begins for currendy enrolled 

undergraduate, graduate and fifth-year students 

Friday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m Deadline: Last day to register for Fall 2006 without a 

$60 "failure to register" fee 

■ Deadline: Last day to register for SELF-scheduled final 
• exams for undergraduate courses 

Thursday, April 27 Last day of classes except for lab courses and semi- 
nars that meet once a week 



Deadline: (for spring 2006 undergraduate matricu- 
lants only) L;Lsl day to drop courses 

Deadline: For a May 2006 conferral of degree, 
students must submit theses to the Office of Graduate 
Studies by 12:00 noon 

Deadline: All Faculty E\aluations are due to the Office 
of the Registrar by 5:00 p.m. 

Friday, April 28 Ltst day of class for lab courses and seminars that meet 

only on Friday. 

Saturday, April 29 

(through Thursday, May 4 at 12:00 noon) .... All degree candidates: All SELF-scheduled, sched- 
uled final, and take-home exams must be completed 

Saturday, April 29 

(through Wednesday, May 10) All non-graduating students: SELF-scheduled exams 

for undergraduate courses 
Monday, May 1 Deadline: For financial aid appUcation for early 

summer session 
Wednesday, May 3 
(through Wednesday, May 10) All non-graduating students: Scheduled FINAL 

exams for undergraduate courses 

Saturday, May 6 at 9:00 a.m Deadline: Grades for all degree candidates are due in 

the Office of the Registrar 

Saturday, May 13 Ninety-Third Commencement 

Monday, May 15 Deadline: For finacial aid application for general sum- 
mer session 

Wednesday, May 17 at 9:00 a.m Deadline: All grades for non-graduating students are 

due in the Office of the Registrar 

Friday, June 9 Deadline: Last day to resolve grades of "Other" from 

spring 2006 

Summer 2006 

Early Session (May 16-June 2) 

Friday. March 31 Summer term financial aid appHcations available 

Wednesday, .\pril 19 Deadline: For early apphcation discount (by 2:30 p.m.) 

Monday. May 1 Deadline: To submit financiiU aid applications 

Friday. May 5 Deadline: For application to Early Session courses 

(by 2:30 P.M.) 

Tuesday, May 9 Admission status emailed 

Online registration for Rice students begins 

.Monday, May 15 Registration: 9:00 \.m. - 1:00 i'.m. for visiting students 

Deadline: For final tuition payment 

Tuesday, May 16 First day of classes-Early Session 

Thursday, May 18 Deadline: For adding courses (by 3:00 p.m.) 

Deadline: For late registration (bv 3:00 p.m.) 



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Monday, May 22 Deadline: For visiting and Class III students to submit 

official transcripts (must be received by this date) 

Deadline: For dropping courses without academic 
penalty (by 3:00 P.M.) 

Deadline: For designating "Pass/Fail" optioa 
(by 3:00 P.M.) 

Deadline: For submitting refund requests (must be re- 
ceived by this date) . Please see section on Withdrawal 
Penalty and Tuition Refund. 

Monday,May29 University holiday ,;. 

Friday June 2 Last day of classes-Early Session 

Tuesday June 6 Deadline: For completion of all Early Session course 

work, including final examinations. Exam schedule 
determined by instructor. 

Friday June 9 Deadline: For submitting grades to the School of 

Continuing Studies Summer School Office (by 3:00 p.m.) 

Summer 2006 

General Session (June 5-July 28) 

Friday Mai-ch 31 Summer term financial aid appUcations available 

Wednesday April 19 Deadline: For early apphcation discount (by 2:30 p.m.) 

Tuesday May 9 Onhne registration for Rice smdents begins 

Monday May 15 Deadline: For financial aid apphcation for General 

Summer Session 

Friday May 19 Deadline: For apphcation to General Session courses 

(by 2:30 P.M.) 

Thursday May 25 Admission stams emailed 

Monday May 29 University holiday 

Friday June 2 Registration, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for visiting smdents 

Deadline: For final mifion payment 

Monday June 5 First day of classes-General Session 

One week after first class Deadline: For dropping courses without academic 

penalty (no refiands after June 19th) (by 3:00 p.m.) 

Deadline: For designating "Pass/Fail" option 
(by 3:00 p.m.) 

Monday June 12 Deadline: For adding courses (by 3:00 p.m.) 

Deadline: For late registration (by 3:00 p.m.) 

Monday June 19 Deadline: For visiting and Class III smdents to submit 

official transcripts (must be received by this date) 

Deadline: For submitting refund requests (must be 
received by this day) Please see section on Withdrawal 
Penalty and Tuition Refund. 

Monday July 3 & Tuesday July 4 University holidays 

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Friday, July 28 Last day of classes-General Session 

Tiiesdav, August 1 Deadline: For completion of nil Generiil Session 

course work, including Hnal exiuuinations 

Friday, August 4 Deadline: For submitting grades to School of Continu- 
ing Studies Summer School Office (by 3:00 i'.m. ) 

Friday, August 1 1 Final grades for Farly and General Summer terms 

niiiiled to visiting students from the Ofhce of 
the Registrar 



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The university and Campus 



Rice is a private, independent university dedicated to the "advancement of letters, 
science, and art." Occupy^ing a distinctive, tree-shaded, nearly 300-acre campus 
only a few miles from downtown Houston, Rice attracts a diverse group of highly 
talented students with a range of academic studies that includes humanities, social 
sciences, natural sciences, engineering, architecture, music, and business manage- 
ment (graduate study only). The school offers students the advantage of forging 
close relationships with members of the faculty and the option of tailoring gradu- 
ate and undergraduate studies to specific interests. Students each year are drawn 
to this coed, nonsectarian university by the creative approaches it historically has 
taken to higher education. 

One of the unique features of Rice is its residential colleges. Before matriculating, 
each of the university's 2,933 undergraduates becomes a member of one of nine 
residential colleges, each of which has its own dining hall, public rooms, and dorm 
on campus. Because each student is randomly assigned to one of the colleges and 
maintains membership in the same college throughout the undergraduate years, 
the colleges are enriched by the diversity of their students' backgrounds, academic 
Interests and experiences, talents, and goals. A faculty^ master is assigned to each 
college and lives in an adjacent house and helps cultivate a variety of cultural and 
intellectual interests among the students, as well as supporting an effective system 
of self-government. Other faculty or members of the community^ serve as associ- 
ates to individual colleges. The experience of college residence is indispensable to 
conveying the rich flavor of academic life at Rice, allowing students to combine 
their usual studies with an array of social events, intramural sports, student plays, 
lecture series, innovative college-designed courses, and active roles in student 
government. 

Graduate students come to Rice for the chance to work closely mth eminent 
professors and researchers who are seeking to extend the horizons of current 
knowledge. Although most of Rice's 1,922 graduate students live off campus, tak- 
ing advantage of the city's readily available and affordable housing, space also is 
available in the university-owned Graduate Apartments. Graduate students have a 
voice in the university community through the Graduate Student Association, which 
organizes and funds regular social events. 

Rice offers students the pleasures and challenges of academic life within the 
peaceful enclosure of a campus widely acclaimed for its beauty^. Campus buildings, 
including an extensive computer center and the 2 . 3 million-volume Fondren Library, 
form graceful groupings under spreading live oaks. Recent additions include the 
architecturally stunning Anne and Charles Duncan Hall, a state-of-the-art building 
for computational engineering; James A. Baker III Hall, which houses the Institute 
for Public Policy and the School of Social Sciences; and E. Dell Butcher Hall, home 
to the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. Additionally, Rice boasts the 
largest open-air stadium in the cit>. 

Rice students also enjoy all the commercial and cultural advantages of a major met- 
ropolitan center The school maintains extensive technological links to the area's 
many colleges and universities, the acclaimed Texas Medical Center, and other 
resources. And both students and faculty^ enjoy Houston's panoply of cultural 
offerings, from opera to blues clubs and from a renowned collection of post-impres- 
sionist art to alternative art spaces. Rice and Houston together provide an ideal 
learning and living environment. 



Board of Trustees 



Trustees 

James W. Crownover, Chair 
J. D. Buck)' Allshouse 
D. Kent Anderson 
Teveia Rose Barnes 
.\lfredo Brener 
Vicki Bretthauer 
Robert T. Brocknian 
Albert Y. Chao 
Edward A. Dominguez 
Bruce W. Dunlevie 
JamesA. Elkins, III 
Lynn Lavert)' Elsenhans 
Douglas Lee Foshee 
Karen Ostrum George 
Susanne Glasscock 
Carl E. Insgren 
K.Terry Koonce 
Michael R. Lynch 
Steven L. Miller 
M. Kenneth Oshman 
Marc Shapiro 
WUliam N. Sick 
L. E. Simmons 

Trustees Emeriti 

Josephine E.Abercrombie 
J. Evans Attwell 
JamesA. Baker, III 
E.William Barnett 
Raymond Brochstein 
Harr>^ J. Chavanne 
Janice G. Dorv' 
Charles W. Duncan, Jr. 
Matt E Gorges 
C.M.Hudspeth 
Lee Hage Jamail 
Edward W.Kellev, Jr. 
Albert N. Kidd 
Cindy Lindsay 
Frederick R. Lummisjr. 
Robert R. Maxficld 
Burton J. McMurtry 
Robert C. McNair 
Ralph S. O'C.onnor 
Bob Parks 
Vi'. Bernard Pieper 
Harrv- M. Reasoner 
Karen Hess Rogers 
Jack T. Trotter 



Trustee Advisers 

Judy Ley Allen 

Richard A. Chapman 

Stephen C. Cook 

Thomas H. Cniikshank 

J.Thomas Eubank 

William S. Farish, III 

Catherine Coburn Hannah 

Joyce Pounds Hardy-McDonald 

Gerald D. Hines 

William P Hobby 

T. Robert Jones 

Baine P Kerr 

William E Kieschnick 

NealT. Lacey,Jr. 

Jerry McCleskey 

J.W McLean 

G.Walter McReynolds 

James R. Meyers 

Pat H. Moore 

S.I. Morris 

Paula Meredith Mosle 

J. Howard Rambin 

David L. Rooke 

Frank B. Ryan 

Louisa Stude Sarofim 

GusA. SchiIl,Jr. 

Stephen J. Shaper 

Stephen B. Smith 

Louis D. Spaw, Jr. 

SelbyWSuUivan 

Helen Saba Worden 



Rice University Campus Map 




Four Minute Walk 

MAP KEY 

^ tntrance Gates 
^^ Visitor's Entrances 
Q Bus Stops 
■^ One-way Road 

PARKING KEY 

I I Facult\'/Staff Parking 

1 ! Resident Student Parking 

ffll Commuter Parking 
b^ Visitor Parking (1 free lot-G* 
C\. Accessible Parking 



G 

GA 

H 

K 

L 

M 

N 

NC 

SC 

SS 

W 



Facilities, Engineering, and 

Planning I^)t 

Greenbriar Lot 

Greenbriar Aruiex 

Mess Court Ixyz 

Keck Lot 

Lovett Lot 

Mun Street Lot 

North Lot 

North Colleges Residents Lot 

South Colleges Residents Ixjt 

South Stadium Lot 

West Lot 



Parking Lots: 

A Abercrombie Lot 

Alice Pratt Brown Hall Lot 
Baker College-Housing & 
Dining Lot 
Biologx'-Geology Lot 
Campanile Lot 
Central Campus Garage (Paid) 



APB 
B 



Parking Rates: 

West ot Entrance 18: $L00 each 
40 minutes, S9.00 daily maximum 

East of Entrance 18; $1.00 each 
20 minutes, S9.00 daily maximum 

Payment Methods: 

Central Campus Garage: cash or 
credit card. 

Founder's Court, North, and West 
Lots Visitor Section: credit card. 



BUILDING KEY 



Abercrombie Engineering 1 

Laboratory 
Admission Office: See Lxnett Hall 
Allen Center for Business Activities ... 2 
President, Provost, Registrar, 
Cashier, Controller, Human 
Resources, Vice President for 
Finance and AdministratioJi, Vice 
President for Public Affairs, Vice 
President for Resource Develop- 
ment 

Anderson Biological Laboratories, 3 

M.D. 

Anderson Hall, M.D 4 

Dean of Architecture 

Athletic Offices 5 

Autry Court and Gymnasium 6 

Baker College, James A 7 

Baker College Masters House 8 




RakcrHallJamcsA., Ill 9 

Deati of Social Sciences. Director 

of Raker Instttute for Public Policy 

Brown Cx)llcgc, Margarett RiH)t 10 

Brown C'ollcgc Commons and 11 

Residences 

Brown ('ollcpc Masters House 12 

Brown Hall, Alice Pran 13 

Dean of Shepherd School ofMutic 

Brown Hall, George R 14 

Brown Hall for Mathematical 15 

Sciences, Herman 

Butcher Hall, Pell 16 

Campus ()l-iservator\- 17 

Cohen House, Robert and Agnes.... 18 

Faculty Cluh 

C'ox Fitness Center 19 

Duncan Hall, Anne and C'harles 20 

Dean of Cieorqe R. Brown School of 

Entfineerinjt 

Facilities, Hngineering, and 21 

Planning Building 

Fondren Librar\' 22 

Graduate Apartments 23 



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Grcenbriar Building 24 

Hamman Hall 25 

Hans/en College, Harry Clay 26 

Hans/en College Masters House 27 

Hernng Hall, Robert R 28 

Herzstein Hall 29 

Hicks Kitchen Building 30 

Humanities Building 31 

Dean of Humanities 

Jones College, Mary Gibbs 32 

Jones College Commons 33 

Jones C'ollege Masters House 34 

Keck Hall, Howard 35 

Dean of Wtess School of Natural 
Sciences 

Keith-Wicss Geological 36 

laboratories 

lA-y Student Center 37 

Lovett C:ollege. Hdgar Odell 38 

Lovett College Masters House 39 

l^^vett Hall.^. 40 

Admission Ojjice. Dean of Under- 
graduates, Vice President for 
Enrollment, Vice President for 
Investments and Treasurer, 
Welcome Center 

Martel C;enter for Continuing 41 

Studies, Speros P. 

Dean of School of Contmuinjf 

Studies 



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Mattel C^ollege, Marian and 42 

Speros P. 

Martel C^ollege Masters House 43 

McNair Hall, Janice and Robert 44 

Dean of Jesse H. Jones Grnduate 

School of Management, Central 

Campus Garajfc 
Mechanic.il Hngineering Building.... 45 

Mechanical I jbt)ratory 46 

Media ("enter 47 

Mudd C^omputcr Science 48 

laboratory, Scclcy G. 

North Servery 49 

O'Connor House, Ralph S 50 

Police Department 51 

Post Office 52 

Rayzor Hall 53 

Reckling Park at Cameron Field 54 

Rice C:ollege. Will 55 

Rice Clollcge Masters House 56 

l<jce Memorial C^enter 57 

Alumni Office, Bookstore 

Rice Memorial Chapel 58 

Rice Stadium 59 

"R " Room 

Richardson c;ollcge, Sid \V 60 

Richardson College Masters 61 

House 
Rjch Health and Wellness 62 

Center, Morton 1.. 

ROTC, Na\y 63 

Ryon Hngineering Laborator>' 64 

Scwall Hall 65 

South Servery 66 

Space Science and Tcchno!og\' 67 

Building 

Track and .Soccer Stadium 68 

Wicss Clollege, Harry C 69 

Wicss College Masters House 70 

Wiess President's House 71 






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8 General Information for All Students 

Student Responsibility 



The university expects all Rice students to exercise personal responsibility over 
their actions. Their behavior should reflect a respect for the law and for their con- 
tractual obligations, a consideration for the rights of others, and shared standards 
of considerate and ethical behavior. 

Students are responsible for knowing and following all information, policies, and 
procedures listed in this General Announcements . Questions should be directed 
to the appropriate office or administrator. 

Rice encourages self-discipline, recognizing that effective student government, 
including judicial processes, and the integrity of the honor system depend on the 
willingness of all students to meet community standards of conduct. 

The university, however, reserves the right to insist on the withdrawal of any student 
whose conduct it judges to be clearly detrimental to the best interests of either the 
student or the university. The appropriate authorities take such action only after 
careful consideration. 

No individual or group may use the name of the university or one of its colleges 
without prior approval of the university or the college. 

The Honor System 

The honor system, one of the oldest and proudest traditions at Rice, is administered 
by the Honor Coimcil, whose student members are elected each year by the student 
body.Adopted by a student vote in 1916, the honor system has remained essentially 
the same since that time but for changes in the procedures and membership of 
the Honor Council. 

Students take all written examinations and complete any specifically designated 
assignments under the honor system. By committing themselves to the honor 
system, all students accept responsibility for assuring the integrity^ of the exami- 
nations and assignments conducted under it. The Honor Council is responsible 
for investigating reported violations and for conducting a hearing when the facts 
warrant. The assistant dean of Student Judicial Programs, who reviews the results 
of the investigations and hearing, considers the council's recommendations w^hen 
issuing penalties. 

The Honor Council conducts an ongoing program to acquaint new students 
and faculty with the honor system. The Honor Code and other related infor- 
mation and resources are located at the homepage of the Honor Council: 
http://www^. rufrice.edu/~honor/. 

The Code of Student Conduct 

With regard to nonacademic disciplinary' matters, the assistant dean of Student 
Judicial Programs and the University Court — a court of student peers — enforce the 
Code of Student Conduct that governs the administration of student order and dis- 
cipline.The Code of Student Conduct applies to all undergraduate students, transfer 
students, graduate students, and professional students registered at Rice University, 
as well as to visiting students, Class III students, second degree students, and audi- 
tors from the time they arrive on campus for orientation until they have completed 
their studies or degrees and physically left campus. Organizations also are subject 
to this Code.All enrolled students also are subject to Rice University policies, rules, 
and regulations. The assistant dean of Student Judicial Programs oversees the judicial 
system under the auspices of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduates, who has 
general authority over the student disciplinary' system.The Code of Student Conduct 



General Information for All Students 9 

and other related information and resources are located at the homepage of the 
University' Court: http://ww'w.ruf.rice.edu/~ucourt/table.htnil. 

Faculty Grading Guidelines 

The Committee on Examinations and Standing has drawn up the following guide- 
lines on grading. Additional information is available on pages 28-33. 

• The evaluation of the student s performance in a course and a decision on 
the appropriate grade is the responsibility' of the designated instructor or 
instructors in the course. 

• No student should be given an extension of time or opportunities to improve 
a grade that are not available to all members of the class, except for verihed 
illness or justified absence from campus. Students who have three scheduled 
final examinations in two consecutive calendar days may, however, take one 
of the examinations at another time. Except for scheduled exams, no course 
assignments ma>' be due between the last day of classes and the last day of 
the final examination period. 

• Students in independent study courses are not to be allowed an extension 
beyond the time when grades are due. Faculty are to submit grades at the 
end of the semester for such students based on work completed during the 
semester.Tlie instructor directing the independent study assumes responsibility 
with the student for ensuring that the work undertaken is appropriate to the 
span of a semester and for determining the degree credit to be received. 

• The basis for grading and the expectations on all written assignments or tests 
should be clearly explained to the class in advance, preferably in writing at 
the beginning of the semester. The instructor should explain clearly which 
assignments or homework are covered by the honor system and which are 
not. To prevent allegations of plagiarism on written assignments, students 
should be warned that all direct and indirect quotations from other sources 
should be properly acknowledged. The instructor should explain the extent 
to which the student's paper is expected to be independent of the references 
and clearly distinguishable from them. 

• Instructors should be willing to give any student an explanation of his or her 
grade as consistent with the grading for the rest of the class. For this reason, the 
committee urges the facult}' to preserve all examinations and written material 
not returned to students, as well as grade records, for at least the following 
semester so that students may, if they wish, review with their instructor the 
basis for the grade received. 

• Instructors may not change a semester grade after the grade sheet has been 
submitted to the registrar, except when there is a clerical error in calculat- 
ing the grade. This is a long-standing university' rule of which the faculty are 
reminded by the registrar at the end of each semester. It is designed in part 
to protect the faculty from student pressure for grade changes. All other grade 
changes, including retroactive change to withdrawal or inamtplete, must be 
approved by the Committee on Examinations and Standing on the basis of a 
written petition from the student and on information from the instructor. 

• There is no universit\' requirement that a final examination be given in a 
course. It is university policy that final examinations that cover more than 
the material since the last examination, that are the only exam in the course, 
or that are comprehensive of the entire course may be given only during 
the final examination period. Such examinations may not, for example, 
be labeled "tests" and administered during the last week of classes. Final 



10 General Information FOR All Students 

examinations are normally of 3-hour duration . Faculty who , under exceptional 
circumstances, wish to give longer examinations may do so only if the exam 
is scheduled as take-home. Under no circumstances may final exams exceed 
five hours. The "due date " for all take-home final exams is the end of the 
examination period. 

• First-year students receive mid-semester grades around the eighth week of 
the fall and spring semesters so that they can, if advisable, enroll in tutoring 
or drop a class for which they may not be prepared. Faculty who teach first- 
year students in any of their classes will be asked to submit grades of stand- 
ing for these students during the seventh week of the semester and should 
schedule the grading of tests, quizzes, or homework assignments accordingly. 
These grades are not recorded on the student's transcript nor calculated in 
the grade point average, but they are important indicators for students and 
their faculty advisers. 

• Departments using teaching associates, adjunct professors, or visiting faculty 
of any kind should make sure these teachers are familiar with Rice grading 
procedures. A regular faculty member who is well-versed in the grading 
guidelines should be assigned to assist such instructors. 

The chair of the Committee on Examinations and Standing or the Office of the Dean 
of Undergraduates will be glad to advise any faculty member faced with exceptional 
circumstances that may justify special consideration. Students may petition the 
committee concerning the application of these guidelines. Suspected or possible 
violations of the honor system should be submitted to the Honor Council 

Student Health and Counseling Services 

Student Health Fee 

By paying an annual student health service fee, all students gain access to both the 
Student Health Service and the Rice Counseling Center. Detailed information on 
the care and services each provide is available from both centers. 

Student Health Service 

The student Health Service, an outpatient primary care clinic, is located in the Rich 
Health and Wellness Center in the former Brown College commons. Two primary 
care physicians and two nurses staff the clinic. 

Clinic hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during fall and 
spring semesters. For after-hours and weekend medical care, students may choose 
among a number of local hospitals. Students must pay for all medical care outside 
the clinic's purview, including blood tests, x-rays, and outside physician consulta- 
tions. Should such medical care be necessary, students are urged to review their 
insurance coverage and pick the best available option. 

In serious emergencies,students should call the Student Health Service (7 1 3-348-4966) 
during work hours) or the Rice University Police Department (713-348-6000). 

The clinic is open full time from the first day of Orientation Week until the day 
before commencement. It is closed during the Christmas break and Thanksgiving. 
The clinic is also open for reduced hours during the summer months. 

The Student Health Service provides the following: 

• Primary care for illness and injury with referrals to specialists \s^hen needed 

• Maintenance of health records for all students 

• Immimizations 



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• Contraceptive counseling and routine Pap smears 

• Allerg) shots (students must pro\ ide serum after a specialist allergy workup) 

• Physical examinations (e.g., for employment, transfer to another school, or 
scholarship expeditions) 

Confidentiality — ^The Student Health Service physician-patient relationship is 
a conhdential one, and medical records will not be released except as required 
by law, or when the patient poses a significant risk to herself or himself or 
another person. 

Health Insurance — All Rice students must have health insurance of 
their choice, and must enter details of their health insurance online at 
htlp://studenthealthinsurance. rice.edu by August 15. Failure to do so will result 
in automatic billing for insurance. Students may purchase insurance through the 
university, as described online. Dependent coverage is also available. For questions 
about the Rice student health insurance plan, students should contact the Rice 
Counseling Center at rucc@rice.edu. Rice's group coverage for 2005-2006 is ef- 
fective at 12:01 A.M. on August 15, 2005, and will terminate at 12:01 a.m. on August 
15,2006. 

DISABILITY Support Services 

Located in the Ley Student Center, Disabilit)' Support Services coordinates campus 
services for individuals with documented disabilities. For academic accommoda- 
tions, adaptive equipment, or disabilit) -related housing needs, the Disability Support 
Services Office is the campus resource for all students with disabilities. Informa- 
tion is maintained on scholarships, internships, and other programs specific to 
students with disabilities. For more information, see the Disability Support Services 
website at http://www.dss.rice.edu. Students can schedule an appointment with 
the director of Disabilit}' Support Services by calling 713-348-5841. 

Rice Counseling Center 

Rice Counseling Center, in 301 A Lovett Hall, addresses students' psychological 
needs with various programs and services.The center is open year-round except for 
scheduled holidays and occasional all-day staff retreats. Office hours for counseling 
and consultations are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through 
Friday. Students can make appointments by calling 713-348-4867 or by visiting the 
center There are no costs for Counseling Center services. 

Typicall)', most students who use the counseling services bring with them very 
common concerns:roommate problems, breakup of a relationship, academic and/or 
interpersonal anxiety, family problems, difficulties adjusting to Rice, or confusion 
about personal goals, values, and identity. Counselors are equipped to handle a vari- 
ety' of issues, including substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual assault/abuse/date 
violence, depression, and the coming-out process. Rice Counseling Center offers both 
individual and group counseling as well as educational workshops and programs. 

When students need prolonged or specialized counseling or treatment, counselors 
refer them to an outside provider.The students, or their health insurance, must pick 
up those costs. All students who have paid the Health Service Fee are eligible for 
initial assessment sessions, consultations, crisis intervention, and educational pro- 
gramming. Individual or group counseling may also be available, if appropriate. 

The Rice Counseling Center provides the following services: 

• Initial assessment 

• Short-term individual and couples counseling 

• Group therapy and support groups 



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• Medication consultations with the center's consulting psychiatrist for students 
in counseling at the center 

• Other consultations (e.g. , how to make a referral or how to respond to a friend 
in distress) 

• Educational programming (e.g., various presentations on mental 
: health issues) 

• Crisis intervention on a walk-in emergency basis during regular office hours; 
students may call 713-348-4867 for assistance with emergencies after hours 
or on weekends 

The WELLNESS Center i 

The Wellness Center is located in the Rich Health and Wellness Center. The center 
works with Student Health Services and the Rice Counseling Center to encourage 
and reinforce behaviors in students that promote a higher quality of health and 
well-being. Key target areas include prevention of substance abuse and misuse, 
unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, sexual assault and harass- 
ment, promotion of good nutrition and a healthy body image, disease prevention, 
management of time and stress to decrease depression, and improvement in the 
overall wellness of students. The Wellness Center offers educational material and 
programs, web-based information, audio-visual and print materials, many free health 
supplies, and free, confidential consultations and referrals for students. Nutritional 
counseling, massage therapy, and acupuncture also are available in the center. There 
are fees for some services. Call 713-348-5194 for an appointment. • jv • 

College Assistance Peer Program (CAPP) — Students who have been carefully 
selected and trained in listening skills and mental-health education serve in this peer 
education program as supportive Listeners and referral sources for other students. 
They also assist the center with its educational programming. 

Students with Disabilities — ^Because students who have physical limitations may 
find it difficult to reach the Rice Counseling Center's third-floor location in Lovett 
Hall, staff will arrange to see those students in a more accessible location on campus. 
Students should call the center to make these arrangements. 

Confidentiality — Counseling services are confidential:information about a student is 
not released without that student's written permission.By state law,confidentiality does 
not extend to circumstances where ( 1 ) there is risk of imminent harm to the student or 
others; (2) the counselor has reason to believe that a child or an elderly or handicapped 
person is, or is in danger of, being abused or neglected; (3) a court order is issued to 
release information; (4) the student is involved in a criminal lawsuit; or (5) the 
counselor suspects that the student has been the victim of sexual exploitation by 
a former health provider during the course of treatment with that provider. 



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Introduction 



The undergraduate experience at Rice is one of intense personal interactions.The 
close sense of community created by individual placement in residential colleges 
is extended to warm intellectual and personal relationships with members of the 
Rice faculty. "Behind the hedges," the beautifully designed, spacious campus is small 
enough to encourage a sense of belonging even as students engage with the lively 
cultural currents of one of the country's largest cities. 

The academic philosophy at Rice is to offer students beginning their college stud- 
ies both a grounding in the broad fields of general knowledge and the chance to 
concentrate on very specific academic and research interests. By completing the 
required distribution courses, all students gain an understanding of the literature, 
arts, and philosophy essential to any civilization, a broad historical introduction to 
thought about human society, and a basic familiarity with the scientific principles 
underlying physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Building on this firm foundation, 
students then concentrate on studies in their major areas of interest. 

Rice University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern As- 
sociation of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the recognized regional accrediting body 
in the eleven U.S. Southern states. 

Rice grants the two undergraduate degrees, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the 
Bachelor of Science (BS), in a range of majors.The majority of undergraduates earn 
the BA degree. The BS degree is offered in some science fields and in various fields 
of engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technol- 
ogy (ABET). Undergraduates may major in any of the numerous fields provided by 
the various schools of architecture, humanities, music, social sciences, science, and 
engineering .To accommodate the full range of individual student interests, specific 
interdepartmental majors are also available, as are selectively approved area majors. 
In certain departments, students also have the option of overlapping the upper-level 
course work of their undergraduate degree with those basic requirements neces- 
sary to earn a higher degree in the field, considerably reducing the time required to 
complete their graduate studies. The Shepherd School of Music offers a joint degree 
in music (BMus/MMus) that may be completed with a fifth year of study. 

Through Rice's Education Certification Program, students interested in teaching in 
secondary schools may complete a program of teacher training, leading to certi- 
fication in the state of Texas, together with the BA degree. Students interested in 
satisfying the requirements for admission to medical, dental, or law school should 
consult with the Office of Academic Advising for completing these programs in 
conjunction with the various majors. 

Graduation Requirements 

Degree Requirements for All Bachelor's Degrees 

Students are responsible for making certain that their plan of study meets all degree 
and major requirements. To graduate from Rice University, all students must: 

• Be registered at Rice full time for at least four full fall and/or spring semesters 

• Complete the requirements of at least one major degree program 

• Complete at least 120 semester hours (some degree programs require more 
than 1 20 hours) 

• Complete at least 60 semester hours at Rice University 



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• (x)mplete at least 48 hours of all degree work in upper-level courses (at the 
300 level or higher) 

• Complete more than half of the upper-level courses in degree work at Rice 

• Complete more than half of the upper-level courses in their major work at 
Rice (certain departments ma) specif) a higher proportion) 

• Complete all Rice courses satisfying dciirce requirements with a cumulative 
grade point average of at least 1 .67 or higher 

• (Complete all Rice courses that satisf\' major requirements (as designated 
b)' the department) with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 
or higher 

• Satisf)' the English composition requirement (see below) 

• Satisfy the Lifetime Physical Activity Program (LPAP) requirement 
(see below) 

• Complete courses to satisfy the Distribution Requirements (see below) 

• Otherwise be a student in good academic and disciplinary standing and not 
under investigation 

To satisf)' the English composition requirement, students must pass an English 
composition examination given during Orientation Week. Those receiving grades of 
"not satisfactory" on the exam must complete ENGL 103, Introduction toArgumen- 
tation and Academic Writing, a one-semester course carrying degree credit. 

To satisf)' the LPAP requirement, students must complete 2 different noncredit 
courses in LPAP. Students with disabilities may make special arrangements to satisfy 
this requirement. 

In order to earn a second degree, students must fulfill the requirements outlined 
on page 25. 

Distribution Requirements 

Each student is required to complete at least 12 semester hours of designated dis- 
tribution courses in each of Groups I, II, and III. The 12 hours in each group must 
include courses in at least two departments in that group. (Divisional or interdisci- 
plinary designations, e.g., HUMA or NSCI, count as departments for this purpose.) 
Interdivisional courses approved for distribution credit may count toward the 1 2 
semester hours in any relevant group; however, students ma) not count an) one 
such course toward the 1 2 required hours in more than one group, and ma)- count 
no more than one such course toward the 12 required hours in an) one group. 

Students must complete the distribution requirements in each group b) taking 
courses that are designated as a distribution course at the time of course registra- 
tion. as published in that semester's Course OJferings. Courses taken outside of Rice 
and transferred in can be used to satisf) distribution requirements, assuming they 
are on the list of approved and designated distribution courses at the time they 
were taken. Completed courses taken prior to matriculation are subject to the list 
of designated distribution courses at the time of matriculation. 

Ihe distribution system presupposes that ever>' Rice student should receive a broad 
education along with training in an academic specialrv. This goal is achieved by 
courses that are broad based, accessible to nonmajors, and representative of the 
knowledge, intellectual skills, and habits of thought that are most characteristic of 
a discipline or of inquiry across disciplines. 

Group I — These courses have one or more of the following goals. They develop 
students' critical and aesthetic understanding of texts and the arts; they lead stu- 
dents to the analytical examination of ideas and values; they introduce students to 



16 Information for Undergraduate Students 

the variety of approaches and methods with which different disciplines approach 
intellectual problems; and they engage students with works of culture that have 
intellectual importance by virtue of the ideas they express, their historical influence, 
their mode of expression, or their critical engagement with established cultural 
assumptions and traditions. 

Group n — Three types of courses fulfill this requirement .The first are introductory 
courses which address the problems, methodologies, and substance of different 
disciplines in the social sciences. The second are departmental courses that draw 
upon at least two or more disciplines in the social sciences or that cover topics 
of central importance to a social science discipline. The third are interdisciplinary 
courses team-taught by faculty^ from two or more disciplines. 

Group in — These courses provide explicit exposure to the scientific method or to 
theorem development, develop analytical thinking skills and emphasize quantitative 
analysis, and expose students to subject matter in the various disciplines of science 
and engineering. 

Bachelor of Arts 

The specific requirements of individual majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree 
vary widely. No department may specify more than 80 semester hours (required 
courses, prerequisites, and related laboratories included) for the Bachelor of Arts. 

In addition to meeting the degree requirements for all bachelor's degrees, to qualify 
for the Bachelor of Arts, students in all fields except architecture must complete at 
least 60 hours in course work outside the major, and students in architecture must 
complete at least 36 hours in course work outside the major. 

Bachelor of Science in the School of Natural Sciences 

The Bachelor of Science degree is offered in astrophysics, biochemistry and cell 
biology, chemistry, chemical physics, earth science, ecology and evolutionary 
biology, and physics. The specific degree requirements var>^ from field to field and 
differ from those of the Bachelor of Arts in that there are greater technical require- 
ments. No department may specify more than 80 semester hours (required courses, 
prerequisites, and related laboratories included) for the Bachelor of Science. To 
earn a BS degree in one of these fields, students must complete at least 60 hours 
in course work outside the major. 

Bachelor of Science Degrees in Engineering: 
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE), 
Civil Engineering (BSCE), Computer Science (BSCS), 
Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Materials Science 
(BSMS), Mechanical Engineering (BSME), and Bioen- 
gineering (BSB) , 

The Bachelor of Science degree in a given engineering field is distinct from the 
Bachelor of Arts degree in that it must meet greater technical requirements. In 
establishing a departmental major for the degree of bachelor of science in civil 
engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, and mechanical engineering, 
the department may specify no more than 92 semester hours (required courses, 
prerequisites, and related laboratories included). In establishing the departmental 
major for the BS in chemical engineering, the department may specify no more 
than 100 semester hours (required courses, prerequisites, and related laboratories 
included). The bioengineering department specifies 94 semester hours for the BS 
degree (required courses, prerequisites, and related laboratories included).To earn 
a BS degree, students must meet the following minimum semester hour require- 
ments in course work: 



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• All majors except chemical engineering and computer science — a total of at 
least 134 hours 

• Chemical engineering majors — a total of at least 132 hours, depending on 
area, up to 137 hours 

• Computer science majors — a total of at least 1 28 hours 

Other Bachelor's Degrees 

The professional Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree requires a fifth year of 
study and a one-year preceptorship.The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree requires 
a fifth year of concentrated study and advanced courses in addition to the core 
course requirements. The Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree requires advanced 
courses in aural skills in addition to the core music curriculum. 



Undergraduate Majors 



To receive a bachelors degree, a student must complete the requirements for at 
least one major. Rice offers majors in many fields. Within some majors, students 
have the choice of a particular area of concentration. Students also may choose to 
fulfill the requirements for more than one major; such majors do not necessarily 
need to be in related fields. More detailed information on the departmental majors 
described below^ may be found in the Undergraduate Degree chart (pages 18-20), 
in the section "Departments and Interdisciplinar)' Programs' or by contacting the 
department. The process for declaring majors appears in the section Declaring 
Departmental iMajors on page 23. 

School of Architecture — Students admitted to the university as architecture 
majors must first complete 4 years of the BA program (architecture major) before 
apph ing to the BArch program in their senior year. If admitted, they are assigned 
a preccptorship with an architectural firm for a one-year period, after which they 
return to Rice to complete the BArch degree program. 

George R. Brown School of Engineering — Rice offers majors in bioengineering, 
chemical engineering, civil engineering, computational and applied mathematics, 
computer science, electrical and computer engineering,environmental engineering 
sciences, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, and statistics. 
Tliese programs lead to either the BA or the BS degree and may qualify students 
for further graduate study. 

School of Humanities — Students ma> declare majors in art histor>', classics, 
English. French studies, German and Sla\ ic studies (includes Russian), Hispanic 
studies, history, kinesiology, linguistics, philosoph) , religious studies, and visual arts. 
Interdisciplinary majors are available in ancient Mediterranean civilizations, Asian 
studies, medieval studies, and the slud> of women and gender, while an interdepart- 
mental major in polic) studies combines courses from the School of Humanities 
and the School of Social Sciences. 

Shepherd School of Music — .Music students nia\ opt for either a BA or a Bachelor 
of .Music (B.Mus) degree in performance, composition, music histor\, and music 
theor\. Students who pass a special qualif) ing examination ma\ elect an honors 
program that leads to the simultaneous awarding of the BMus and .Master of Music 
(MMus) degrees after five years of study. 

Wiess School of Natural Sciences — All natural sciences departments, including 
biochemistr\ and cell biology, chemistry, earth science, ecology and evolutionary 
biology, mathematics, and physics and astronomy offer programs leading to the 
BA degree. BS degrees are offered in some departments. .Majors include astronomy, 
biochemistry, biology, biophysics, chemical physics, chemistr\, earth science, 
mathematics, and physics. Students may also elect double majors combining one 



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of the programs in natural sciences with another science, a humanities discipline 
or an engineering field. 

School of Social Sciences— Rice offers majors in anthropology, economics math- 
ematical economic analysis, political science, psychology and sociology Both the 
mterdepartmental policy studies major and the cognitive sciences majors include 
science, engineering, and humanities courses, while the managerial studies major 
mcorporates course work in the Schools of Engineering and iManagement 



Undergraduate Degree Chart 



School Department 



Undergraduate 
Degrees Offered 



School Of Architecture 



BA, BArch 



George R. Brown School of Engineering 



Bioengineering 



Chemical and Biomolecular 
Engineering 



BSB 



BA, BSChE 



Civil and Environmental Engineering 



BA, BSCE 



Computational and Applied Mathematics BA 



Computer Science 



BA, BSCS 



Electrical and Computer Engineering 



Mechanical Engineering 



BA, BSEE 



BA, BSME, BSMS 



Additional Options or 
Areas of Concentration 
(within majors) 



BA majors in architecture and in archi- 
tectural smdies 



Areas of concentration in cellular and 
molecular engineering, biomedical 
instrumentation and imaging, and 
biomaterials and biomechanics 



focus areas in bioengineering, envi- 
ronmental science and engineering, 
materials science and engineering, and 
computational engineering 



BA degree in civil engineering and 
environmental sciences 

BSCE with focus areas in environmental 
engineering sciences, hydrology and 
water resources, stnictural engineering 
and mechanics, and urban infrastructure 
and management 



Numerical analysis, operations research, 
optimization, dif erential equations, and 
scientific computation 



Areas of concentration in architecture, 
artificial intelligence, computational 
science, foundations, human-computer 
interaction, and software systems 



.\reas of concentration in bioengineering 
computer engineering; systems: control, 
communications, and signal processing; 
electronic circuits and devices; and quan- 
tum electronics and photonics 



Mechanical engineering: areas of 
concentration and Materials Science in 
biomechanics, computational mechan- 
ics, fluid mechanics and thermal science, 
solid mechanics and materials, and 
system dynamics and control 



Information for Undergraduate Students 19 



Statistics 




Theoretical and applied training ori- 
entations; engineering, scientific, and 
business applications of probat)ility 
and statistics; joint work in related de- 
partments 



School Of Hi m.\mties 



Art Histor\ 


BA 


lliston, of art 


Classical Studies 


BA 


Classics, Greek, Latin 


Education 


No undergraduate degree offered 


Leads to secondary teaching certificate 
in conjunction with BA in major field. 
See Education Certification 


English 


BA 




French Studies 


BA 




German :uid Slavic Studies 


BA 


German and German cultural studies and 
Slavic studies (for existing majors) 


Hispanic Studies 


BA 


Spanish and Latin American literature 
and Spanish Linguistics 


lliston 


BA 




Kinesiology' 


BA 


Areas of concentration in exercise 
science, sports medicine, and sports 
management 


linguistics 


BA 


Areas of concentration in language, 
cognitive science, second language 
acquisition, and language, culture, 
and society 


Philosophy 


BA 




Religious Studies 


BA 


Areas of concentration in religious tradi- 
tions and/or methodology 


Visual .\rts 


BA, BFA 


Studio art and special fifth-year courses 
for BFA candidates 



Jesse H.Jones Gr.\diate School Of Man age m ent 



No undergraduate degree offered 



Four accounting courses open to all 
under-graduate students 



Shepherd School Of Music 



BA, BMus 



BA in music; BMus in composition, 
music history, music theory, and per- 
formance; joint BMus/MMus with fifth 
year of study 



WiESs School Of Natiral Science 



Biochemistn- and Cell Biology 


BA, BS 


Part of an integrated biosciences 
curriculum 


Chemistn 


BA, BS 


Chemical physics major offered 
jointly with the Department of 
Physics and Astronomy and resulting in 
a BS degree 


Earth Science 


BA,BS 


Major tracks in geology, geophysics, 
geochemistry, and environmental earth 
science. 



20 Information for Undergraduate Students 



Ecology and Evolutionan' Biology 


BA, BS 


Part of an integrated biosciences 
curriculum 


Mathematics 


BA 


300-level courses oriented toward 
problem solving and applications and 
400-ievel and above oriented toward 
theory and proofs: preparation for 
graduate studies or hion school teaching 
or other areas; ample opnortunitv for 
double-niajorin", especiallv with Cl\M, 
COMP ELEC, PH\'S, or STAt; abundance 
of courses in analysis, topology, geometry, 
algebra, etc. ' 


Physics and Astronomy 


BA,BS 


Majors in physics with specific options 
in applied phvsics, biophvsics. com- 
putational physics, astrophysics, and 
astronomy; mterdepailmental major in 
chemical physics 



School Of Social Sciences 



Anthropology 


BA 


Areas of concentration in archaeology 
and social/cultural anthropology 


Economics 


BA 


Majors in economics and in mathemati- 
cal economic analysis, concentration in 
business economics 


Political Science 


BA 


Areas of concentration in .\merican, com- 
parative, and international relations 


Psychology 


BA 




Sociology 


BA 





I.MERDEPARTMEMAL MaJORS 



Area Majors 


BA 


Requires appnmil of two or more depart- 
ments, the Office of Academic .Advising, 
and the Committee on Undergraduate 
Curriculum (see page 24) 


.Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations 


BA 


.Vnthropologv, classicid studies, Greek, 
Latin, histon, histon of art, linguistics, 
philosophy, and religious studies 


x\sian Studies 


BA 


.Anthropology, art, history of art, Hindi, 
history, humanities, linguistics, Chinese, 
Japanese, Korean, Sanskrit, political 
science, and religious studies 


Cognitive Sciences 


BA 


Computer science, hnguistics, neurosci- 
ence, philosophy and psychology 


Education Certification 


No undergraduate degree offered 


Leads to secondan teacliing certificate in 
con-junction with BA in major field 


Managerial Studies 


BA 


.Accounting, economics, pohtical sci- 
ence, and "statistics 


Medievid Studies 


BA 


History of art, classics, Enghsh, French, 
German, history, humanities, linguistics, 
Spanish, music, philosophy, politic;il 
science, and religious studies 


Pobcy Studies 


BA 


luivironnieiital policy, "(jveniment jiohcv 
and management, heiilihcare policv and 
management, inlemationiil affairs', law 
and jiMicc. business polia and man.ige- 
nicnt. and urban aiiu social change ' 


Study of Women and Gender 


BA 


.Anthropologv, ckissics. English. French 
smdies, (Jermiui, Spanish, histoiy, hu- 
manities, economics, political science, 
linguistics, music, psychology, philoso- 
phy rehgious studies, lUid sociology 



I^fF0RMAT10N FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 21 



Teacher Certification 



Students in the teacher certification program earn Texas state teacher certification 
at the secondary' level. Subjects include art, English, French, German, health sci- 
ence, history, Latin, life science, mathematics, physical education, physical science, 
Russian, science, social studies, and Spanish. For more information on teacher 
certification programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, see Education 
Certification in the Departments and the Interdisciplinary Programs and Courses of 
Instruction sections. 

Study Abroad, Exchange, and Work Abroad Programs 

Rice University provides students the opportunity to embark on a cultural learning 
experience by offering a variety- of destinations and program options worldwide. 
Students can choose to study abroad with one of more than 500 affiliated programs. 
Some affiliates specialize in intensive language instruction, some in field research 
opportunities, and others in facilitating direct enrollment at universities around 
the world. Over a dozen direct exchange programs with internationally renowned 
universities allow Rice students to act as ambassadors abroad while providing the 
opportunity' for a student from the host institution to study at Rice. Work programs 
allow students to travel to another country and work during or after their time at 
Rice. Experiences range from casual jobs to professional internships. 

Each year more than 200 undergraduates from across the disciplines study abroad 
and then apply the transfer credit toward their degrees.The study abroad advisors, 
in cooperation with the faculty advisors in each department, assist students in 
identifying the best programs for their individual interests and academic needs. To 
assure proper enrollment, transfer of credits and financial aid, students planning 
to stud) abroad must make their arrangements trough the Department of Interna- 
tional Programs. This includes arranging prior approval for transfer credit through 
the relevant academic department(s) and the registrar. 

Detailed information on affiliated programs, including application forms, is available 
from the Department of International Programs (first floor, Ley Student Center) or 
online at abroad.rice.edu. 

Academic Regulations 

All undergraduate students are subject to the academic regulations of the univer- 
sity. Students are responsible for making certain they meet all departmental and 
university requirements and academic deadlines.The Committee on Examinations 
and Standing administers the rules described below. Under unusual or mitigat- 
ing circumstances, students may submit a written petition requesting special 
consideration to the committee. Students should address all correspondence to the 
committee in care of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduates. 

Registration 

Currently enrolled students register in April for the fall semester and in November 
for the spring semester. Student registration is prioritized based on the hours earned 
and in progress. Entering students complete their registration during Orientation 
Week before classes begin in August. Undergraduate students are required to obtain 
a Registration/Add/Drop PIN in order to register for classes. To receive this PIN 
students must meet with their divisional or major advisor to discuss their courses 
for the upcoming semester. The first Registration/Add/Drop PIN for each semester 
is valid from the registration period through the end of the second week of classes. 
The second Registration/Add/Drop for each semester is valid from the beginning 
of the third week of classes through the drop deadline. Registration/Add/Drop PIN 
validity dates can be found in the Academic Calendar. 



22 Information for Undergraduate Students 

To be properly registered, new students must complete, sign, and return a ma- 
triculation card. New students may not register or attend classes until they return 
a properly completed health data form and meet immunization and TB screen- 
ing requirements. Immunizations required for admission are diphtheria/tetanus, 
measles, rubella, and mumps, with immunizations against hepatitis B and chicken 
pox recommended. The Mantoux tuberculin skin test is also required. A late fee 
of $30 is charged for failure to submit a fully completed health data form by the 
required date. Each year, the Office of the Registrar pubhshes the specific deadlines 
for the semesters of that year. • . 

Unless students elect a special payment plan, they must pay all tuition and fees for 
the fall semester by the end of the second week in August and for the spring semes- 
ter by the end of the first week in Januar^^.Any student not registered as of the last 
day to add classes or any student who is in arrears or becomes in arrears after the 
last day to add classes will be withdrawn from the university by default. Withdrawn 
students may not be allowed to receive credit for the withdrawn semester. 

Appeals to this policy must be addressed to the dean of undergraduates. If readmit- 
ted, students must petition the Committee on Examinations and Standing to late 
add classes and must pay a late registration fee of $1 10. Additionally, students who 
are readmitted after being withdrawn for nonpayment will be assessed a $300 
readmission fee. 

Drop/Add — During the first two weeks of the semester, students may add or drop 
courses without penalty. After the second week of the semester, the following 
conditions apply for adds and drops: 

Undergraduate students in their first semester at Rice: 

• Must obtain instructor's permission and have a vaUd Registration/Add/Drop 
PIN to add a course in the third or fourth week of classes (a $10 fee will 
be assessed) 

• May not add courses after the fourth week of classes, except with the 
approval of the Committee on Examinations and Standing (a $50 fee will 
be assessed) 

• May drop courses up to the last day of classes with a valid Registration/Add/ 
Drop PIN (a $ 10 fee will be assessed for courses dropped between week four 
and week 14*) , 

All other students: 

• Must obtain instructor's permission and have a valid Registration, Add/Drop 
PIN to add a course in the tliird or fourth week of classes (a $10 fee will 
be assessed) 

• May not add courses after the fourth week of classes, except with the ap- 
proval of the Committee on Examinations and Standing (a $50 fee will 
be assessed) 

• May drop courses after the fourth week up to the end of the tenth week of 
classes with a valid Registration/Add/Drop PIN required (a $10 fee will be 
assessed for courses dropped between week four and week ten*) 

• May not drop courses after the end of the tenth week of classes, except with 
the approval of the Committee on Examinations and Standing (a $50 fee will 
be assessed) 

For courses with start and end dates not coinciding with the normal Rice semester 
calendar, otherwise known as partial term courses, the registrar will consult with 
the instructor and set: 



Information for Undergraduate Students 23 

• The add deadline approximately one-third of the way into the course 

• The drop deadline approximately two-thirds of the way into the course 

• The add/drop deadline for these partial-term courses will be posted on the 
Registrar's web site. 

Students may not drop courses where the Honor Council has ruled a loss 
of credit. 

*Note: Weeks are defined as academic instruction; thus, midterm recess is not 
included in this calculation. 

Course Load — Students at Rice normally enroll for 15 to 17 semester hours each 
semester. For most students, this allows them to complete the requirements for 
graduation in 8 semesters. Students must secure permission in writing from the Of- 
fice of the Dean of Undergraduates before registering for courses, if they want to: 

• Register for or add to more than 20 credits 

• Register for or drop below 1 2 credits 

• Register concurrently at another university 

No student may receive credit for more than 20 credits in a semester, including 
courses taken elsewhere, without this prior written approval. 

Students should also be aware that the registrar's office must report a student's 
part-time status to various groups, such as loan agencies, scholarship foundations, 
insurance companies, etc. It is in the student's best interest to determine if he or 
she will be affected in any way by part-time status. 

REPEATED COURSES 

Students may repeat courses previously taken, but the record of the first attempt 
(and grade) remains on the transcript, and both grades are included in term and 
cumulative grade point average calculations. In most cases, if students repeat courses 
previously passed, credit is awarded only once. For example, a student took HIST 117 
and received a grade of B. The student repeated HIST 1 17 and received a grade of 
A. Both grades — the A and B — appear on the transcript and are included in his/her 
GPA; however, he/she only receives three credits toward his/her degree. On the 
transcript, a repeated course is indicated by one of the following values: 

I - Included in GPA and earned hours 

A - Included in GPA, but excluded from earned hours 

Some Rice University courses may be repeated for credit. They are specifically 
noted in the Schedule of Courses each semester. If a course may be repeated for 
credit, each grade appears on the permanent record and is included in the grade 
point average. 

Students may not repeat courses for which they have received either advanced 
placement or transfer credit. Credit will not be counted twice for students who 
repeat these types of courses. 

Students may not receive credit forcross-listed, equivalent, orgraduate/under-gradu- 
ate equivalency courses taken at the same time. If the course is not repeatable, stu- 
dents may not receive credit for cross-listed, equivalent, or graduate/undergraduate 
equivalency courses taken in different semesters. 

DECLARING DEPARTMENTAL MAJORS 

Students declare their major using a Declaration of Major form.The department chair 
or designee must sign the form acknowledging the declaration. The department 
will counsel the student about the requirements that must be met to complete the 



24 Information for Undergraduate Students 

major and the likelihood the student will be able to meet them. If the department 
believes a student is not well prepared for success in its major, it may' express its 
reservations on the form. No department or program may, however, refuse to admit 
an undergraduate as a major, with the exception of the School of Architecture and 
the Shepherd School of Music or in the case of limitations of resources. In such 
cases, departments must publish criteria they will use to limit the number of majors 
together with their major requirements. 

Students must declare a major during the spring of their sophomore year. They 
will not be permitted to register for the fall semester of the junior year without 
having declared a major. The major declaration deadline is listed in the Academic 
Calendar for each year. 

Students are free to declare a major at any time before this deadline and are always 
free to change their major by completing the appropriate form. However, such a 
change may entail one or more additional semesters at the university. Area majors 
are an exception to this rule and must be declared by the fourth semester before 
graduation (see Area Majors below). 

Once a student declares a major, the title of the major is noted on the student's 
transcript, and a faculty adviser in the major department is assigned. Students and 
their advisers should regularly review progress towards their degrees. Introductory 
courses taken before formal designation of a major may be counted in fulfilling 
the major requirements. 

For information on the specific requirements for any major, students should consult 
the departmental listings and seek the advice of the faculty member who is the 
designated major advisor. It is the responsibility of the student to meet regularly 
with their advisors to review progress toward their degrees. 

AREA MAJORS 

Should the traditional departmental majors or programs not meet their exact needs, 
students may develop an area major closer to their particular interests and career 
goals. Area majors differ from double majors in that the latter must conform to 
the requirements of both departments while the former is a single major: It may 
combine courses from two or more departments, but it maintains its own specific 
major requirements Area majors are limited by the available academic resources and 
must be distinct from other majors offered at Rice. Students who elect to declare 
an area major may not use it to form a double major, and they must still meet all 
the other university graduation requirements. 

Students are usually the ones to initiate an area major, working it out in conjunction 
with the Office of Academic Advising and with faculty advisors from each of the 
departments involved. After designing a comprehensive and substantial course of 
study and deciding on an appropriate title, all parties sign off on the plan.The chairs 
of the involved departments and the Committee on the Undergraduate Curriculum 
determines final approval. At that point, the Office of Academic Advising officially 
certifies the approved plan to the registrar and goes on to oversee the major on 
behalf of the faculty advisers. Any change in the proposed requirements requires 
the approval of both the faculty advisers and the Committee on the Undergradu- 
ate Curriculum. 

Students may not propose an area major if they are within three semesters of gradu- 
ation unless the Committee on Examinations and Standing rules that exceptional 
circumstances warrant this action. Under no circumstances may students declare 
an area major in their final semester before graduation. 



Information for Undergraduate Students 25 

Second Four-Year Bachelor's Degree 

Currently enrolled undergraduates, Rice graduates with a bachelor's degree, and 
graduates from other universities with a bachelor's degree have the option of earning 
a second four-year bachelor's degree at Rice in a different discipline This degree must 
be a different bachelor's degree from the one already held; for example, the holder 
of a BA degree may pursue course work leading to the BS or BMus degree. Rice 
students should note that they can apply courses they completed at Rice as Class 
III students to the second degree only with the approval of the major department 
for that degree. (Class III students are students who already have college degrees 
and are taking courses for credit outside of a Rice degree program.) 

Students Already Enrolled at Rice — To earn a second four-year bachelor's degree, 
also known as a dual degree, currently enrolled undergraduates who have not yet 
completed their first bachelor's degree must: 

• Be accepted for the second major by the major department 

• Fulfill all requirements for the second degree 

• Complete at least 30 additional semester hours at Rice beyond the hours re- 
quired for their first degree (these hours are applied to the second degree) 

Students seeking admission to this program should complete an application for 
a second degree with the office of the registrar. The application should include a 
written statement identifying both proposed majors and specifying an approved 
course program for each. It should also contain an outline from the chair or under- 
graduate adviser of each department involved, indicating that the proposed course 
program satisfies all major degree requirements. 

Students with a Bachelor's Degree from Rice — Rice graduates who wish to 
earn a different four-year bachelor's degree must: 

• Be accepted for the major by the major department 

• Fulfill all requirements for the second degree 

• Complete at least 30 additional semester hours at Rice beyond their first 
bachelor's degree (these hours are applied to the second degree) 

• Attend Rice full time for at least two semesters during the fall and/or spring 
terms beyond their first bachelor's degree 

The entire undergraduate record for these students continues cumulatively. Those 
seeking admission to this program should complete an application for a second 
degree with the office of the registrar. The application should include a written 
statement specifying the proposed major and course program for the second degree, 
a supporting letter from the chair of the major department, and an explanation of 
the student "s reasons for seeking a second degree. 

Students with a Bachelor's Degree from Another School — Other graduates who 
wish to earn a four-year bachelor's degree in a different major from Rice must: 

• Fulfill all requirements for the second degree 

• Complete at least 60 semester hours at Rice (these hours are applied to their 
Rice degree) 

• Attend Rice full time for at least four fall and/or spring semesters 

Interested students should apply for admission through the Office of Admission. 
See page 43 for details on application requirements for Second Degree Students. 

Financial Aid and Housing — Students seeking information about financial aid 
available to participants in the second degree program should contact the Office 



26 Information for Undergraduate Students 

of Student Financial Services. Students admitted to the second degree program may 
request assignment to a college, but they will have lower priorit}' for on-campus 
housing than students enrolled for a first four-year bachelor's program.This means 
that housing will probably not be available. 

HONORS Programs 

To enroll in the two-semester Rice Undergraduate Scholars Program, students 
register for HONS 470-471 Proposal Development and Research. This 
program is for juniors and seniors in all disciplines who are considering 
graduate study and an academic career after graduation. Students enroll in the 
program plan and execute independent research under the supervision of a 
sponsoring faculty member (they may apply for funding to cover expenses 
related to their projects). They meet once a week to discuss each other's work 
and to hear a range of presentations on life in academia. Students may ap- 
ply in the spring of each year For more information, contact the program's 
faculty co-director 

Individual departments may offer undergraduates the option of honors program 
enrollment. These programs enable students to receive advanced training or to 
deepen their understanding of a given discipline through an intensive program 
of independent supervised research. Customary procedure is for students to sub- 
mit a proposed project to their department's Undergraduate Committee, which 
helps them rework it, as needed, into a substantial but feasible proposal. Once ac- 
cepted, students are assigned a faculty^ adviser to guide their research. The project 
concludes in an honors thesis, wliich the adviser and two readers evaluate, and 
an oral examination. Departments also use honors programs to formally recognize 
students who have shown outstanding work through their individual projects. 
Acceptance into a departmental honors program is at the discretion of the 
faculty^. For specific requirements and procedures, students should contact the 
individual departments. 

Transfer Credit 

Courses taken at another college or university that are appropriate to the Rice cur- 
riculum may be approved for transfer credit toward a Rice undergraduate degree. 
This includes credit for summer school courses not taken at Rice, though no more 
than 1 4 semester hours of transfer credit taken in summer schools other than Rice 
may be applied to any Rice degree. Students must have taken the course at a U.S. 
academic institution accredited by a regional accrediting agency or with a study 
abroad program approved by the Department of International Programs and must 
have earned a grade of C- or the equivalent or better Students may not transfer 
courses taken pass/fail or on a similar basis at other institutions. Courses that meet 
these requirements will be transferred to Rice by the Office of the Registrar as gen- 
eral credit with the designation TRAN. The Office of the Registrar wLQ distinguish 
between credits that are upper-level and credits that are not upper level. TRAN 
credit will count toward the general hours needed for graduation under university 
requirements and for upper-level credit needed if it is designated by the Office of 
the Registrar as upper-level credit. 

The Office of the Registrar, in conjunction with the academic departments, de- 
termines whether courses are appropriate for transfer to Rice as Rice equivalent 
courses. Individual departments may place additional restrictions on particular 
courses and/or institutions. Similarly, various majors and degree programs may limit 
the amount of transfer credit that students may apply to them. If courses transferred 
to Rice as TRAN credit are subsequently granted Rice equivalent course credit by 



lNF(mMATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 27 

the Office of the Registrar and academic department, theTRAN credit is reduced 
by the number of credit hours of the Rice equivalent course. The Rice equivalent 
course is then listed on the student's transcript and satisfies the university and 
major requirements the Rice course satisfies. Courses may be evaluated for trans- 
fer directly as Rice equivalent courses, if appropriate, if the student completes the 
forms required by the Office of the Registrar. Students also may have to obtain 
departmental approval. 

Because of these restrictions, students are strongly advised to seek prior approval 
from the registrar for courses for which students plan to receive Rice equivalent 
credit.The Office of the Registrar may require that students secure approval from the 
major department to receive Rice equivalent credit .Without prior approval, students 
cannot be certain that credit taken at another institution will be transferred as a Rice 
equivalent course and therefore count for major distribution or specific university 
requirements. 

If approved, the equivalent Rice course or the general TRAN credit, as the case may 
be, is entered on the student's record after the Office of the Registrar receives an 
official transcript from the other college or university. For credits obtained while 
studying abroad, the Office of the Registrar also must receive the necessary ap- 
proval paperwork from Rice International Programs before transfer credit may 
be granted. Students may appeal to Rice International Programs to have credit 
granted from nonapproved study abroad programs. Such appeals generally should 
be justified by the curricular needs of the student. In addition, credit from non-U. S. 
degree-granting universities not part of a study abroad program must be approved 
by Rice International Programs. Credit is generally determined on a pro rata basis. 
No grade is entered, and transferred courses have no effect on a student's Rice 
grade point average. 

Students with much transfer credit should be aware of the general graduation 
requirements (listed on pages 33) that they must complete at least 60 semester 
hours at Rice, complete more than half of their upper-level degree work and more 
than half of their upper-level major work at Rice (students also should check their 
specific departmental major requirements). 

Excused Absences 

Students are expected to be in attendance at all of the classes for which they are 
registered during the entire course of the academic semester for which they are 
enrolled. The university understands, however, that students participating in uni- 
versity-sponsored extracurricular activities may, on rare occasions, need to miss a 
class session during the semester. As a matter of course, students should inform 
their instructors in advance of absences resulting from participation in university- 
sponsored activities, and faculty normally will give a reasonable opportunity to 
make up work missed on such occasions. 

During the last week of classes, from Monday through Saturday, university^-sponsored 
events at which student attendance is required may be rescheduled in or outside 
of Houston as long as no more than one day of classes and one night would be 
spent out of Houston from the previous Sunday night through Friday afternoon. 
Events scheduled on Saturday may involve travel on Friday evening and on Sunday. 
However, no event may be scheduled on Sunday and thereafter until the conclu- 
sion of the final examination period. Exceptions may be authorized only by the 
Committee on Examinations and Standing. 

Absences for activities other than university-sponsored events may be negotiated 
on an informal basis between the student and the faculty member. Alternatively, 



28 Information for Undergraduate Students 

absences may be formally excused on a case-by-case basis if a petition explaining 
the nature of the event, accompanied by suitable documentation's submitted to the 
Committee on Examinations and Standing at least two weeks before the event. 

Final Examinations 

Most courses include final examinations, but the decision to give a final exam as a 
required part of the course rests with the instructor and the department. All tests 
and examinations are conducted under the honor system (see page 8). 

Examinations are considered final examinations when they: -; 

• Cover more than the material learned since the last test, or 

• Are the only exam in the course, or 

• Require comprehensive knowledge of the entire course 

Such exams may be given only during the final examination period. 

No student should be given an extension of time or opportunities to improve a 
grade that are not available to all members of the class, except for verified illness 
or justified absence from campus. However, students who have three scheduled 
final examinations in two consecutive calendar days may take one of the examina- 
tions at another time. 

Final examinations are normally three hours long.When instructors, for exceptional 
reasons, wish to give a longer examination, they schedule it as a take-home exam; 
even then, they may not exceed five hours. The "due date" for all take-home final 
exams is the end of the final examination period; in fact, except for scheduled 
exams, no course assignments may be due between the last day of classes and the 
last day of the final examination period. 

Grades (See also Facult}^ Grading Guidelines on pages 9-10.) 

The Pass/Fail Option — ^Undergraduates may register for courses on a pass/fail 
basis. Students: 

• May not take more than 1 course as pass/fail per semester for each full year 
of residence (students studying in off-campus programs through Rice are 
considered to be in residence for the purpose of this rule) 

• May not take more than 4 courses total as pass/fail (even if they are in a five- 
year degree program) 

• May not take more than a total of 14 semester hours total as pass/fail - " 

• May register for only 1 course as pass/fail in a semester V ] 

• May not take as pass/fail those courses specifically required for the major or 
courses falling within the major department or major area. If students take 
such courses pass/fail, the registrar will replace the P with the grade earned 
during the final degree audit. 

• Must file the proper form for a course to be taken pass/fail no later than the 
posted deadline, usually the end of the 10th week of the semester 

Students may convert a pass/fail course to a graded course by filing the proper 
form with the registrar. The deadline is by the end of the fifth week of the 
following semester. 

Students should be aware that while a grade of P does not affect their grade point 
average, a grade of F is counted as a failure and is included into their GPA. Students 
who take a course during the Rice summer session as pass/fail should also be aware 
that this counts toward their allowable total of 4 courses. 



Information for Undergraduate Stl'dents 29 

Grade Symbols — Instructors are required to report a grade for all students (except 
auditors) whose names appear on the class list. They grade their students using 
the following conventional symbols: A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, 
F. Students successfully completing a course pass/fail receive a P, and failure to 
complete the course successfully is indicated by an F.A P does not affect the grade 
point average. Completion of the English composition requirement is denoted by 
a grade of E. 

Satisfactory/unsatisfactory courses are those that do not use traditional grading 
procedures. Such courses or labs are designated by the instructor. Students suc- 
cessfully completing a course satisfactory/fail receive an S; failure to complete 
the course successfully is indicated by an F. Wliile an S does not affect the grade 
point average, an F does. 

Grade Designations — Under certain circumstances, special designations accom- 
pany the student's grade. These designations do not affect the grade point average. 
The special designations include the following: 

BVC ("Incomplete") — Instructors report this designation to the registrar when 
a student fails to complete a course because of verified illness or other circum- 
stances beyond the student's control that occur during the semester. Students must 
complete the work, and instructors must submit a revised grade, by the end of the 
fifth week of the next semester; otherwise, the Office of the Registrar records the 
grade originally submitted. Students with an "incomplete" must be certain that 
tests, papers, and other materials affecting their grade or essential to completing a 
course requirement are delivered by hand to the appropriate professor or office 
with ample time for the instructor to grade the documents and submit the final 
grade to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline. Loss or lateness because of 
mail service is not an acceptable excuse for failing to meet academic deadlines. A 
student who receives two or more "incompletes " in a semester may not enroll in 
the next semester for more than 14 semester hours. Students should also be aware 
that they may be placed on probation or suspension when the "incomplete " is 
changed to a grade, either by an instructor or by default. 

OT ("Other") — Instructors report this designation to the Office of the Registrar 
when a student fails to appear for the final examination after completing all the 
other work for the course. Students must resolve the matter, and instructors must 
submit a revised grade, by the end of the first week of the spring semester or by 
the end of the fourth week after Commencement, whichever is applicable. If the 
Office of the Registrar does not receive a revised grade, the original grade submit- 
ted is recorded. A designation of "Other" is also used if an accusation has been 
made to the Honor Council. Students should be aware that they may be placed 
on probation or suspension when the "Other " is changed to a grade, either by an 
instructor or by default. 

W ("OJpficial Withdrawal from University") — Students who officially withdraw 
from the universit)- during the last five weeks of the semester will receive a final 
grade of "W" for each course in which they were enrolled at the time of withdrawal. 
In addition, the professors of those students who withdraw during that time will 
submit a grade based on the students academic achievement at the time of with- 
drawal to the Office of the Registrar. 

Students who officiall)- withdraw from the universit)- before the last five weeks 
of the semester w ill not receive the grade of " W" for any courses in which they 
were enrolled for that semester. These courses will not be included on the 
official transcript. 



30 Information for Undergraduate Students 

W ("Late Drop with Approval") — A student who receives approval from the 
Committee on Examinations and Standing to drop a course after the designated 
drop deadline will receive a grade of "W" for that course. When requests for late 
drops are denied by the Committee, the registrar records the submitted grade. 

If a student drops a class before the designated drop deadline for the semester, 
the course will not be included on his/her official transcript. Students in their first 
semester at Rice may drop a class up until the last day of classes, and the course 
will not be included on the student's official transcript. 

NG ("No Grade") — This designation indicates that the instructor failed to report 
grades for the enrolled students in their class(es). Instructors are responsible for 
resolving this situation as quickly as possible. 

NC ("No Credit") — ^This designation signals that no credit was granted for the 
course. It is only used for people auditing the course. 

Grade Points — ^To compute grade point average, letter grades are assigned numeric 
values as follows: 



Grade 


Grade Points 


Grade 


Grade Points 


A+ 


4.33 


C+ 


2.33 


A 


4.00 


c 


2.00 


A- 


3.67 


': ^ "C- ' 


1.67 


B+ 


3.33 


D+ 


1.33 


B 


3.00 


D 


1.00 


B- 


2.67 


Dl 


0.67 






F 


0.00 



Grade Point Average Calculation— For each course, the credit hours attempted 
and the points for the grade earned are multiplied. The points for each course are 
added together, and the sum is divided by the total credit hours attempted. Grade 
point averages are noted each semester on the student's official transcripts. 

President's Honor Roll — ^Tliis honor roll, published each semester, recognizes 
outstanding students. To be eligible, students must have earned grades in a total of 
1 2 or more semester hours without receiving a grade of E (Pass/Fail courses may 
not be counted.) Approximately the top 30 percent of undergraduates receive 
recognition each semester. Wliile undergraduates enrolled in a four-year bachelor's 
degree program are always eligible for the President's Honor Roll, students enrolled 
in five-year bachelor's or master's programs are eligible only during their first 
8 semesters. 

ACADEMIC Discipline and Other Disciplinary Matters 

Academic Probation — Students are placed on academic probation at the end of 
any semester if: 

• Their grade point average for that semester is less than 1.67, or - ' 

• Their cumulative grade point average is less than 1.67 (this requirement is 
waived if the grade point average for that semester is at least 2.00) 

The period of probation extends to the end of the next semester in which the 
student is enrolled. Students on probation (academic or other disciplinary matters) 
may not be candidates for, or hold, any elected or appointed office, nor are they 
allowed to enroll in more than 17 semester hours. 



Information for LIndergradiate Students 31 

Academic Suspension — Students are suspended from the universir\' at the end 
of any semester if: 

• Tliey earn grades that will place them on academic probation a third time, or 

• They have a grade point average for the semester that is less than 1 .00 (excep- 
tions are made for students completing their first semester at Rice) 

Students readmitted after a period of academic suspension will be suspended again, 
in am succeeding semester, if: 

• Their cumulative grade point average is less than 1 .67, or 

• Their semester grade point average is less than 2.00 

The first suspension period is normally one semester; the second suspension period 
is at least two semesters. Students are not readmitted after a third suspension. 

Students who are going to be suspended for academic performance are notified 
by the registrar after all final grades have been received and posted to their record. 
Suspension is lifted the first day of class of the semester when the student returns 
to the university. When students serve the nominal term of suspension but do not 
intend to return to Rice, suspension is lifted after permission from the Committee 
on Examinations and Standing is granted. 

For students facing a first or second academic suspension who verily with the 
registrar and their department that they will complete their degree requirements in 
one semester if allowed to return, may have their suspension reduced to probation. 
Students may invoke this ruling only once for a given academic degree plan. 

Students who graduate at the end of a semester under academic circumstances that 
would normally place them on probation or suspension will not have the terms"aca- 
demic probation" or "suspension" placed on their transcript for that semester. 

Disciplinary Probation and Suspension — ^The assistant dean of student judicial 
programs may place students on probation or suspension for an honor system violation 
or for other disciplinary or code of conduct reasons. Students who are on disciplinary 
suspension, under investigation for disciplinary violations, or who have disciplinary 
proceedings pending against them (including for an honor system or code of conduct 
violation) may not receive their degree even if they have met all academic require- 
ments for graduation. Students who are suspended must leave the university within 48 
hours of being informed of the dean's decision, though in cases of unusual hardship, 
the college master and assistant dean of student judicial programs may extend the 
deadline up to one week. Any tuition refund will be prorated from the official date 
of suspension, which is determined by the registrar. While on disciplinary suspen- 
sion or probation, students may not run for, or hold, any elective or appointed office 
in any official Rice organization, nor may they serve as Orientation Week advisers 
once they return to the university following a suspension. Participation in student 
activities on and off campus and use of Rice facilities, including the student center, 
the colleges, the playing fields, the gym, and the computer labs, are limited to 
enrolled students. 

Readmission after Suspension — Students seeking readmission after academic 
suspension should address a letter of petition to the Committee on Examinations 
and Standing, in care of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduates, which must be 
received by July 1 for readmission in the fall semester and December 1 for readmis- 
sion in the spring semester. The petition must include two supporting letters from 
persons for whom the student has worked during the suspension period as a student 
or an employee. The petition must also include an academic program approved 
by the Office of Academic Advising. If the problems causing the previous difficulty 
appear to be resolved, the student generally is readmitted. Students returning from 



32 Information for Undergraduate Students 

academic suspension must maintain regular contact with the Office of Academic 
Advising throughout the semester. In some instances, the committee may postpone 
approval of readmission or rule that suspension is permanent. 

Students seeking readmission after leaving the university^ because of disciplinary 
actions (including honor system or code of conduct actions) or other non- 
academic action should submit a petition in writing for review by the Assistant 
Dean of Student Judicial Programs. .., _ , 

Rice Summer School — Although it may do so at its discretion, the Office of the 
Registrar does not normally place on probation or suspension students who perform 
poorly in the Rice Summer School. Students should be aware, however, that Rice 
Summer School grades are included in their grade point averages. . : , 

WITHDRAWALS AND LEAVES 

Voluntary Withdrawal and Readmission — Students may withdraw voluntarily 
from the university at any time during the semester up until the last day of classes. 
Students wishing to withdraw should inform their college master in person and 
give written notification to the Office of the Dean of Undergraduates, who noti- 
fies other offices of the university as necessary. Students who fail to give notice 
of withdrawal should expect to receive failing grades. , . 

If they are in good academic standing at the time of their withdrawal, students 
may be considered for readmission after they submit a written application to the 
Office of the Dean of Undergraduates. That application must include an academic 
program approved by the Office of Academic Advising. If students withdraw within 
five weeks of the last day of classes, they must submit the written application to the 
dean of undergraduates who, at his discretion, will submit it to the Committee on 
Examinations and Standing.The petition should include two supporting letters and 
must also include an academic plan approved by the Office of Academic Advising. 
If students withdraw within five weeks of the last day of classes, the Committee 
on Examinations and Standing takes into account their grades (which reflects their 
performance up to the day of withdrawal) when ruling on their readmission. Students 
whose grades would have led to suspension had they not withdrawn are treated, 
for purposes of readmission, as if they had been suspended. If students voluntarily 
withdraw for major medical or psychological/psychiatric reasons, however, they 
must meet the readmission conditions for a medical or involuntary withdrawal. 

Involuntary Withdraw^al — ^The university^ may insist on a student's involuntary 
withdrawal if, in the judgment of the dean of undergraduates, the student: 

• Poses a threat to the lives or safety of him/herself or other members of the 
Rice community 

• Has a medical or a psychological condition which is likely to be exacerbated 
by the academic and/or living environment and the student's ability^ to address 
it effectively 

• Has a medical condition or demonstrates behavior that seriously interferes 
with the education of other members of the Rice community ;. 

Students should submit written petitions for readmission after medical or invol- 
untary^ withdrawal to the Office of the Dean of Undergraduates. This petition must 
include documentation of treatment provided and students must have an interview 
with the director of the Rice Counseling Center or Student Health Services or their 
designees. The petition must also include an academic plan approved by the Office 
of Academic Advising. 



Information for Undergraduate Students 33 

Students who withdraw for psychological reasons within the last five weeks of 
the fall semester will not be able to petition for readmission for the spring se- 
mester immediately following the semester from which they withdrew. They can 
appeal no later than June 1 to be considered for readmission for the upcoming 
fall semester. 

Unauthorized Withdrawal — Students who leave the university' without first 
obtaining permission to withdraw are considered to have resigned. Although stu- 
dents who resign are not normally considered for readmission, they may submit a 
petition to the ('ommittee on Examinations and Standing, in care of the Office of 
the Dean of Undergraduates, for readmission 

Leave of Absence — Students may request a leave of absence from the univer- 
sity' by applying in writing to the Office of the Dean of Undergraduates at any 
time before the first day of classes in the semester for which they are requesting 
leave. A leave of absence taken after the first day of classes is considered a 
voluntar}' withdrawal. 

To gain readmission following an approved leave of absence of not more than four 
semesters, students must notif)' the Office of the Dean of Undergraduates at least 
one month before the beginning of the semester that they intend to end their 
leave. The student must also include an academic plan approved by the Office of 
Academic Advising. After a leave of more than four semesters, they should apply 
in writing to the Committee on Examinations and Standing. 

Approval of a leave of absence is always contingent on the student's satisfactory 
completion of course work in the semester preceding the leave. Students perform- 
ing poorly may have their approved leave converted to suspension. 

Military Leave of Absence — Students who require a leave of absence because 
of being called to active military duty should contact the Office of the Dean 
of U'ndergraduates. 

APPLICABLE Academic Graduation Requirements 

Students enrolled in four- (or five) year bachelors programs may decide whether 
to follow the graduation requirements in effect when they first registered at Rice 
or those in effect when they graduate. If they graduate more than seven (or eight) 
years after their initial registration, students must graduate under the regulations in 
effect at the time of their last readmission or those in effect when they graduate Also, 
departments may review courses completed in a major more than seven (or eight) 
years before the student's anticipated graduation. If the department concludes that 
a course no longer satisfies the requirements of the major, it is not credited toward 
the major program, although it remains on the student's record. 

Departmental major requirements may vary from year to year during the period 
between a students matriculation and graduation. The department may,at its discre- 
tion, make any of these variations available to a student for completion of the major 
requirements. If a new degree program or major is created during the student's time 
at Rice, the new program will be available to a student as if the program appeared 
in the (ieneral Announcements at the time of matriculation. 

Name Changes 

To comply with a number of government agencies' reporting requirements, the 
university must record the name of each student who is a U.S. citizen as the student's 
name appears on his or her Social Security card. Students who need to change their 
names on Rice University records and who are U.S. citizens mu.st notify- the Office of 
the Registrar and present a Social Security card, marriage license, divorce decree, or 



34 Information for Undergraduate Students 

court order and picture identification when submitting tlie form After the change is 
implemented, the name on the Rice University transcript will read as printed on 
the supporting document(s). 

CHANGE IN REGISTRATION 

The academic calendar lists deadlines for dropping or adding a class or section. 
This schedule is binding for all students. Adding or dropping a course, including 
transferring from one section to another or changing credit status in a course must 
be accomplished through completion of the appropriate forms and submission to 
the Office of the Registrar Changing a course to/from audit must be done within the 
first four weeks of the semester Students can request exceptions to these deadlines 
by petitioning the Committee on Examinations and Standing. 

Transcript POLICIES 

Transcripts are issued only at the request of the student .Transcript requests should 
be made at least three working days before the desired date of issue. A $5 fee per 
transcript must be received before a transcript is issued. - ' 

Transcripts that have been presented for admission or evaluation of credit 
become a part of the student's permanent record and are not reissued. Transcripts 
from other institutions, if needed, must be sent to Rice University directly from the 
original issuing institution. 

Student RECORDS .' 

Rice University assures the confidentiality of student educational records in ac- 
cordance with state and federal laws, including the Family Educational Rights and 
Privacy Act. Student academic records are maintained primarily in the Office of the 
Registrar and in the academic department of the student's major, as well as various 
other offices around campus. All students have the right to review their records 
to determine their content and accuracy, to consent to disclosures of personally 
identifiable information as defined by law, and to file complaints with the Depart- 
ment of Education. 

RELEASE OF STUDENT INFORMATION FROM EDUCATIONAL RECORDS 

The disclosure or publication of student information is governed by policies of 
Rice University and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. 

A student's consent is required for the disclosure or publication of any informational 
which is a) personally identifiable and b) a part of the educational record. However, 
certain exceptions to this general rule, both in types of information which can be 
disclosed and in access to that information, are allowed by the regulations of the 
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Rice may allow access to personally 
identifiable information without a student's prior consent to its faculty or staff who 
legitimately require this information to perform their instructional, supervisory, 
advisory, or administrative duties. 

In accordance with the law, a student's prior consent is not required for disclosure 
of portions of the educational record defined by the institution as directory informa- 
tion. The following directory information may be released by the university: • ' 

1 . Name, local and permanent address, telephone and mobile number(s), campus 
email address(es), and instant messenger address(es) 

2. Date, place of birth, and gender ' ., 

3. Classification and major and minor fields of study , 



Information for Undergraduate Students 35 

4. Participation in officially recognized activities and sports 

5. Weight and height of members of athletic teams 

6. Dates of attendance, degrees and awards received 

7. The most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by 
the student 

8. Photographic image 

The information above, designated by the university as directory information, may be 
released or published by the university without a student's prior written consent un- 
less exception is made in writing by the student or the parents of a dependent student. 
Students who prefer to avoid access to or release of directory information must notify 
the registrar in writing before the end of the second week of fall classes, and the 
universit)' will withhold access to, or release of, directory information until further 
written instruction is received. 

Students have a right to challenge the accuracy of their educational records and may 
file written requests to amend these records.The Office of the Registrar should be 
contacted for further information regarding the procedure to follow for questions 
or problems. Students have a right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department 
of Education concerning alleged failures by Rice University to comply with the 
requirements of FERPA. For more information regarding FERPA, please visit the U.S. 
Department of Education's website. 

For complete information regarding Rice's policy on student education records, 
please contact: 

Rice University Registrar 

Rice University 

Office of the Registrar - MS 57 
6100 Main Street 
Houston,TX 77005-1892 
Email: reg@rice.edu 

VETERANS Information 

At Rice Universit)', the Office of Veterans Affairs is managed through the Office 
of the Registrar This office assists all veterans and their dependents who wish to 
receive VA educational benefits. The office also provides personal counseling, fee 
deferments, tutorial assistance, and work-study jobs. 

Veterans who are planning to attend the university should contact the Office of 
Veterans Affairs at least two months before the date of entry. Such time is required 
to expedite the processing of paperwork for educational allowances from the 
Veterans Administration. 

For certification of benefits, the student must be enrolled according to the follow- 
ing schedule: 

FuUTime 12 Credits l/2Time 6 Credits 

3/4 Time 9 Credits Less than l/2Time 5 Credits 

For rate of monthly payment of educational allowances for veterans and dependents, 
please contact Office of Veterans Affairs. 

For additional informational regarding other Veterans Educational Programs 
contact the Office of the Registrar at 713-348-4999 or registrar@rice.edu. 

Application for Graduation 

All students must complete and submit in a timely manner an Application for 
Graduation Form available in the Office of the Registrar. This form is required for 



36 Information for Undergraduate Students 

all students who plan to complete their degree requirements at the end of the fall 
or spring semester. 

Summer School for College Students 

Rice Summer School for College Students, administered by the School of Continu- 
ing Studies, offers courses for credit to Rice students, visiting undergraduates, 
graduate students, and Class III students (see pages 74-75). Two summer sessions 
are offered: in May and June-July. See Academic Calendar, pages vii-xii. Taking 6 
to 8 semester hours in one session is considered a full load. Interested students 
should complete the application form found on the summer school website at 
http://scs.rice.edu/summercredit.Admission is automatic for any Rice undergradu- 
ate or graduate student in good standing. Visiting students in good standing should 
send official transcripts, including spring semester grades and a completed Dean 
of Students Recommendation form (mailed directly from their universities and 
colleges to the School of Continuing Studies), as well as the completed applica- 
tion. Acceptance in the Rice Summer School carries no implications for regular 
admission to Rice. 

All applicants, including Rice students, should submit their applications to the Rice 
Summer School Office with the application fee and a tuition deposit. The remain- 
ing tuition is due in full at registration before the beginning of classes. Auditors of 
summer school courses, who are considered visiting students, must pay full tuition 
and fees. Limited financial aid in the form of private educational loans is available 
for Rice students only. 

It is essential that students apply by the deadlines listed on the summer school 
website. Courses that do not generate enrollments sufficient to cover their costs 
may be canceled. Students may apply after the deadline (but before the start of 
classes) by paying a late fee. 

For more information, including tuition and registration information, students 
should contact the Rice Summer School Office at 713-348-4803, via e-mail at 
scsummer@rice.edu. or online at http://scs.rice.edu/summercredit/. 

Admission of New Students 

Dating back to the founding of Rice University^, our first president, Edgar Odell Lovett . 
mandated that we aspire to be a world-class universit)' of the highest standing. 
Dr Lovett challenged us "to assign no upper limit to our educational endeavor." He 
envisioned students and faculty as a community of scholars, their minds exercised 
by spirited discourse Qohn Boles, yl University So Conceived: A Brief History of 
Rice, pp 22-23, rev. ed. 1997). Therefore, as an integral part of the University's mis- 
sion, we seek a broadly diverse student body where educational diversity increases 
the intellectual vitality of education, scholarship, service, and communal lile at Rice. 
We seek students, both undergraduate and graduate students, of keen intellect and 
diverse backgrounds who not only show potential for success at Rice, but who will 
contribute to the educational environment of those around them. Rice determines 
which group of applicants, considered individually and collectively, will take fullest 
advantage of what we have to offer, contribute most to the educational process at 
Rice, and be most successful in their chosen fields and in society in general. Our 
evaluation process employs many different means to identify these qualities in 
applicants. History shows that no single gauge can adequately predict a student's 
preparedness for a successful career at Rice. For example, we are cautious in the 
use of standardized test scores to assess student preparedness and potential. An 
applicant is considered in competition-^with aU other applicants. In making a deci- 



Information for Undergraduate Students 37 

sion to admit or award financial aid, wc are careful not to ascribe too much value 
to am single metric, such as rank in class, grade-point average, the SAT/ACT or 
Graduate Record Exam. 

We use a broader perspective that includes such qualitative factors as the overall 
strength and competitive ranking of a student's prior institution, the rigor of his or 
her particular course of study, letters of recommendation, essays, responses to ap- 
plication questions, and (where required) auditions and portfolios. Taken together 
with a student s academic record and test scores, these additional factors provide 
a sound basis to begin assessing the applicant's potential on all levels. 

Beyond indicators of academic competence, we look for other qualities among 
applicants such as creativit)', motivations, artistic talent, and leadership potential. 
We believe that students who possess these attributes in combination with strong 
academic potential will contribute to, and benefit from, a more vibrant, diverse 
educational atmosphere. Through their contributions and interactions with 
others, students will enrich the educational experience of all faculty' and students. 
These qualities are not revealed in numerical measurements, but are manifest in 
the breadth of interests and the balance of activities in their lives. 

Rice University strives to create on its campus a rich learning environment in which 
all students will meet individuals whose interests, talents, life-experience, beliefs, and 
world-views differ significantly from their own We believe that an educated person 
is one who is at home in many different environments, at ease among people from 
many different cultures, and willing to test his or her views against those of others. 
Moreover, we recognize that in this or any university, learning about the world we 
live in is not by am^ means limited to the structured interaction between facult)' 
and students in the classroom, but also occurs through informal dialogue between 
students outside the classroom. 

To encourage our students' fullest possible exposure to the widest possible set 
of experiences. Rice seeks through its admissions policies to bring bright and 
promising students to the University from a range of socioeconomic, cultural, 
geographic and other backgrounds. We consider an applicant's race or ethnicit)^ 
as a factor in the admission process and believe that racial and ethnic diversity is 
an important element of overall educational diversity. Though race or ethnicity is 
never the defining factor in an application or admissions decision, we do seek to 
enroll students from underrepresented groups in sufficient and meaningful num- 
bers as to prevent their isolation and allow their diverse voices to be heard. We 
also seek students whose parents did not attend college, as well as students from 
families with a well-established histor> of college-level education. Rice places a 
premium on recruitment of students, regardless of their races or ethnicities, who 
have distinguished themselves through initiatives that build bridges between differ- 
ent cultural, racial and ethnic groups. In so doing, we endeavor to craft a residential 
community that fosters creative, inter-cultural interactions among students, a place 
where prejudices of all sorts are confronted squarely and dispelled. 

In assessing how well an applicant can contribute to enlivening the learning en- 
vironment at Rice, we also tr>' to determine the relative challenges that he or she 
may have faced. For economically disadvantaged students, this may mean achieving 
a high level of scholastic distinction while holding down a job in high school. For 
a first generation student, it might mean achieving high standards for academic 
success within an environment relatively indifferent to intellectual attainment. 
Or it might mean overcoming a disability to excel in sports, music, or forensics. 
For students who do not have particular disadvantages, we also look at whether 
they chose a more challenging road than the normal path through high school. 



38 Information for Undergradliate Stltdents 

This might mean an especially strenuous course of study, a prolonged, in-depth 
engagement in a school project, or a particularly creative and wide-ranging set of 
extracurricular activities. 

Rice does not view offers of admission as entitlements based on grades and test 
scores. Our admission process combines an examination of academic ability with 
a flexible assessment of an applicant's talents, experiences and potential, includ- 
ing potential diversity contributions; it precludes any quick formula for admitting 
a given applicant or for giving preference to one particular set of qualifications 
without reference to the class as a whole. Rice is a highly selective institution, and 
receives many more applications from viable candidates than it has available spaces. 
An inevitable consequence of Rice's approach is that some highly accomplished 
students will not be admitted. However, by selecting a wide range of matriculants 
of all types, the admissions process seeks to enrich the learning environment at 
Rice, and thus improve the quality of a Rice education for all students. 

Due to the nature of the Rice education. Rice enrolls undergraduate degree candi- 
dates on a full-time basis only. First-year applicants, architecture applicants, 
and international students may apply for the fall semester only. Other 
applicants may apply to enter either the fall or spring semester. 

Applicants are selected on a competitive basis in six academic divisions [architecture, 
engineering, humanities, music, natural sciences, and social sciences. Candidates 
should give careful consideration to the category under which they wish to be 
considered. However, once enrolled, most students are able to move freely among 
most divisions after consultation with their advisers. Music students must pursue 
the music program for at least the first year before changing divisions.The Schools 
of Music and Architecture maintain limited enrollments; all majors are subject to 
faculty approval. 

Those offered admission are expected to complete the remainder of their high 
school courses with the same superior performance that led to their admission. 

First-Year Applicants 

There are four areas of focus generally used in evaluation of first-year candidates 
for admission: scholastic record as reflected by the courses chosen and the quality 
of academic performance, recommendations from high school, the application 
presentation of personal information and essays, and standardized testing (the new 
SAT or the ACT with the writing test and two SAT Subject Tests). 

The High School Record — Students must complete at least 16 college prepara- 
tory units as follows: 

English 4 Laboratory science (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics) 2 

Social studies 2 A foreign language 2 

Mathematics 3 Additional credits in any of the categories above 3 

The natural science and engineering divisions require trigonometry (pre-calculus) 
or other advanced mathematics courses and both chemistry and physics. Students 
may substitute a second year of chemistry or biology for physics. 

Students admitted with academic deficiencies will be asked to complete the 
required work by taking high school or college-level courses during the summer 
before enrollment at Rice. 

Note: Because of the admission competition to enter Rice, successful ap- 
plicants generally have taken 20 or more college preparatory courses, 
many at the college level. Therefore, only those students who have more 
than 20 college preparatory courses may have the registrar consider for 
Rice credit their college courses taken in high school. 



Infor,\ution for Undergraduate Stt'dents 39 

Transfer of Coursework Taken During High School — College-level courses 
taken during high school ) ears ma>' be considered for credit at Rice University on 
receipt of the following documentation: 

1 . An official transcript of all college courses sent directly from the college(s) 
attended. No college-level courses that appear only on the high school tran- 
script will yield credits at Rice. 

2. From each college attended, official verification that all courses were taken 
on the college campus, were taken together with students at that college, 
were taught b>' regular members of the college faculty, and were a part of 
the normal curriculum of the college.This type of documentation is normally 
obtained from the registrar's office of each college. 

3. Official notification by letter from the high school principal or guid- 
ance counselor that the credit earned was not used to meet high school 
diploma requirements. 

Recommendations — Candidates must submit evaluations from their guidance 
counselor and one teacher. The necessary forms are included in the application. 

The Application — ^The application provides the committee with important informa- 
tion on the student's background and gives the applicant an opportunity to provide 
statements on his or her interests, experiences, and goals. Both the Rice application 
and the Common Application are accepted. The application fee is $50. Students 
for whom this fee creates a hardship may apply for a waiver. Freshman applicants 
should provide proof of a fee waiver for the SAT 1 or ACT test or eligibilit)' for the 
school lunch program. In any case, a letter from the student's high school counselor 
is required. Financial stress created by application fees to other institutions is not 
considered a valid reason to grant a fee waiver. 

Standardized Testing — ^The new SAT or the ACT with the writing test and two 
SAT Subject Tests are required for admission. All applicants must submit two SAT 
Subject Tests in fields related to the candidate's proposed division of study. 

These exams are administered by the College Board and the American College Test- 
ing Program. Bulletins and test registration forms are available from high school 
counseling offices.The applicant is responsible for arranging to take the tests, and 
official score reports must be submitted before the student can be considered for 
admission.The College Board code for Rice is 6609. The ACT code is 4152. 

Personal Interview — ^Although a personal interview is not a requirement, we 
recommend an interview for first-year applicants as an excellent opportunity' to 
discuss the applicant's interests, needs, and questions. On-campus interviews are 
conducted by the admission staff and a select group of Rice senior students. Also, 
off-campus interviews are conducted throughout the United States by Rice alumni. 
Please consult the university websites or the application packet, or call the admis- 
sion office for details. 

Music Audition — c:andidates to the Shepherd School of Music must arrange for 
an audition with a member of the music faculty. 

Architecture Portfolio and Interview — ^Architecture applicants must submit a 
portfolio. An interview with a faculty- member from the School of Architecture is 
strongly recommended. 

Decision Plans 

Early Decision Plan — Early Decision is designed for students who have selected 
Rice as their first choice. Students may initiate applications to other colleges but 
may make a binding Early Decision application to Rice only. 



40 Information for Undergraduate Students 

Early Decision applicants must complete the required standardized testing on or 
by the November testing dates in the senior year. All other materials should be 
postmarked by November 1 . Admission notices will be mailed by December 1 5 . The 
committee will admit, defer, or deny Early Decision applicants. Deferred applicants 
are considered with the Regular Decision pool, and seventh-semester grades and 
additional standardized test scores will then be considered. 

It is important to note that if admitted under Early Decision a candi- 
date must withdraw all other college appUcations, may not submit 
any additional applications after accepting the offer, and must accept 
Rice's offer of admission by submitting a $100 nonrefundable deposit 
by January 2. An additional $50 housing deposit is required of those desiring 
on-campus accommodations. 

Those accepted under Early Decision may receive an estimate of need-based 
financial aid by registering for the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE by 
November 1, and sending the PROFILE packet to CSS by November 15. Register 
for the CSS PROFILE by visiting their website at v^ovw. collegeboard.com. Students 
will complete the PROFILE online .The PROFILE number for Rice is 6609. Note that 
official financial aid offers may be made only after the Office of Student Financial 
Services has received the following documents: 

• CSS PROFILE, priority date February 1 5 

• Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), priority date February 15 

• Student and parent 2005 income tax and W-2 forms, priority date March 1 

Interim Decision Plan — ^First-year applicants who complete their standardized 
testing on or before the December testing dates and who postmark all other 
materials by December 1 may be considered under the Interim Decision Plan. 
Decisions are mailed by February 10. The committee will admit, defer, or deny 
Interim Decision applicants. Deferred applicants are considered with the Regular 
Decision pool, and seventh-semester grades and additional standardized test scores 
will then be considered. 

Interim Decision applicants who are offered admission must pay a $100 registra- 
tion deposit by May 1 to reserve a place in the incoming class.After May 1 , deposits 
are not refundable. Those who desire a room on campus must pay an additional 
$50 deposit. 

Regular Decision Plan — Students who apply Regular Decision must postmark their 
materials by Januar}' 10 to receive notification by April 1 . Candidates who miss the 
deadline must do so in full knowledge that they are in a less competitive position. 
Regular Decision applicants must complete their standardized tests by January. 

Regular Decision applicants who are offered admission should submit a $100 
registration deposit by May 1 to reserve their places in the incoming class.After 
May 1, deposits are not refundable. Those who desire a room on campus must pay 
an additional $50 deposit. 

Accelerated Students 

Rice University will accept applications from students who are completing high 
school in less than four years. It is important to note that these students will compete 
with other candidates who will be completing four years of high school .Therefore, 
it is the candidate's responsibilit}- to demonstrate that he or she has exhausted all 
college preparatory course work at his or her school. Further, because of the resi- 
dential focus and commitment to student self-governance at Rice, candidates must 
also demonstrate the maturity' and personal development that would allow them 



Information for Undergraduate Students 41 

to participate fully and responsibly in campus life. Because of the unique circum- 
stances surrounding the accelerated student, it is strongly recommended that these 
candidates have an on-campus interview before the application deadline. 

Home-Schooled Applicants 

The Committee on Admission and Financial Aid recognizes that each home-schooled 
applicant is in a unique educational program. To ensure that our evaluation process 
is fully informed, each home-schooled applicant is encouraged to provide clear, 
detailed documentation of his or her curriculum of study, assessment tools, and 
learning experiences. Rice requires two academic letters of recommendation from 
all applicants, and at least one of these letters must come from someone who is 
not related to the applicant. 

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS 

Students with a bachelor's degree in art from Rice or an equivalent degree from 
another university' may apply to enter the BFA program, which consists of a fifth 
year of intensive study in the creative arts. In exceptional cases, students with a 
BA in a major other than art may be admitted. BFA students are considered on a 
space-available basis. The following items should be received by November 1 for 
spring term enrollment or May 1 for fall term enrollment. 

Required application materials include: 

• A $50 application fee 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work 

• Official final high school transcript 

• Two letters of recommendation from professors at the most recent college 
attended 

• Dean of students recommendation from the most recent college attended 

• SAT, SAT I , or ACT scores 

• The complete application for bachelor of fine arts degree candidates 

• Portfolio of artwork 

Bachelor of Fine Arts Portfolio — ^Applicants to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program 
must submit a portfolio to the Department of Visual Arts for faculty review before 
admission is finalized. 

The portfolio of artwork must include 15 slides of original paintings, drawings, 
sculpture , and prints, and/or film/video . Submission is limited to a binder or folder no 
larger that 9"x 12"x .5" and photographic transparencies (slides) must be placed in 
a standard-view sleeve, 20-slide capacity. SUdes of artwork should be properly labeled 
(at the top of the individual slide) with name, title, medium, dimensions, and date(s), 
and submitted in clear plastic. Do not submit anything you wish returned. 

All BFA students attending Rice are full-time students; most classes are held Mon- 
da>' through Friday. Financial aid and campus housing are not available for BFA 
students. 

Transfer Students 

Students with superior records from two-year or four-year colleges or universities 
ma> apply as transfer candidates. Applicants for transfer admission must file the 
following with the Office of Admission: 

• The written application 

• Official transcripts of all high school and college work completed to date as 
well as courses in progress 

• Two facultv' recommendations 

• A recommendation from the dean of students 



42 iNFORiMATlON FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 

• SAT, SAT I, or ACT scores 

• A $50 application fee 

Applications with the appropriate documents must be postmarked by March 1 5 
for fall term admission and October 15 for spring term admission. Notification of 
the admission decision is mailed by May 15 and December 15, respectively. The 
criteria used in evaluating transfer applications are similar to those applied to ap- 
plicants for the first-year class, except that special emphasis is given to performance 
at the college level. Because of the highly competitive nature of transfer admission, 
it is recommended that applicants have a minimum 3-20 (4.00 scale) grade point 
average on all college work. The SAT, SAT I or ACT must be taken by March 15 
for fall application and October 15 for spring application. The SAT Subject Tests 
are not required. 

Students for whom the $50 application fee creates a hardship may apply for a 
waiver. Transfer applicants must send a copy of the Student Aid Report that they 
receive after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) along 
with a request for a fee waiver to the Office of Admission. Financial stress created 
by application fees to other institutions is not considered a valid reason to grant 
a fee waiver. 

Transfer students must be registered in residence at Rice for at least four full semes- 
ters during the fall or spring terms and must complete no fewer than 60 semester 
hours before earning a Rice degree. 

Advanced Placement/International 
Baccalaureate/Placement Tests 

Students who score a 4 or 5 on the applicable Advanced Placement College Board 
examinations taken before matriculation at Rice are given university credit for 
corresponding Rice courses. 

Students who complete the International Baccalaureate diploma and receive a 
score of 6 or 7 on a higher-level IB exam will also receive course credit for the 
appropriate course. 

Other Students 

Please note that financial assistance is not available fijr visiting. Class III, second 
degree, dual enrollment, or auditing students. 

Visiting Students — Students who wish to spend a semester or a year at Rice tak- 
ing courses for credit to be applied toward their undergraduate degree at another 
school may apply for admission as visiting students through the Office of Admission. 
The student's application should be accompanied by the $50 application fee, an 
official high school transcript, an official transcript of college work to date, an SAT, 
SAT I, or ACT score, and recommendations from the dean of students and a faculty 
member who has taught the student within the past academic year. Visiting student 
applications should be postmarked by March 1 5 for the fall semester and October 
1 5 for the spring semester. 

Visiting students are assigned membership to one of the residential colleges during 
their stay and are charged the same fees as other undergraduates. In a few classes 
where enrollment is limited because of space or other considerations, candidates 
for Rice degrees have priority over visiting students for registration. 

Visiting students may apply to transfer to Rice only after having left Rice 
for at least one semester. 

Class III Students — Students with Class III standing at Rice have an undergraduate 
or graduate degree from an accredited college or universit)^ and are taking courses 
at Rice for credit but not in a specific degree program. Students interested in this 
program should contact the Office of Graduate Studies. 

Second-Degree Students — ^An individual who has a bachelor's degree from an- 



Information for Undergraduate Students 43 

other institution and desires another degree in a different area of focus may apply 
as a second-degree student on a space-available basis. Students may only pursue 
a second degree that is different from their first degree. The application, a $50 
application fee, official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, a final 
high school transcript, two facult}' letters of recommendation and a recommendation 
from the dean of students from the most recent college attended, and standardized 
test scores (the SAT, SAT 1, or ACT) are required to complete an application file. 
The deadline for fall semester admission is March 1 5 and the deadline for spring 
is October 15. 

Second degree applicants with a prior bachelor's degree from Rice should apply 
to the registrar. The application should include a written statement specifying the 
proposed major and course program for the second degree, a supporting letter 
from the chair of the major department, and an explanation of the student's reasons 
for seeking a second degree. 

Dual Enrollment Students — ^Accelerated high school juniors and seniors who 
have taken all the courses in a given discipline available to them in high school 
may request admission to Rice for the purpose of taking one or more university- 
level courses as dual enrollment students. The written application, application fee 
of $50, high school transcript, a teacher and a counselor recommendation from 
the applicant's high school, and an SAT, SAT I, or ACT score should be sent to the 
Office of Admission by June 1 for the fall semester or by December 1 for the spring 
semester. Home-schooled students must demonstrate that they have exhausted all 
other communit)' resources before applying for dual enrollment at Rice. All dual 
enrollment students are limited to two courses per semester at Rice. 

Tuition for new students is $972 per semester hour plus a $ 11 5 registration fee, 
the total not to exceed $11, 655. Tuition for returning dual enrollment students 
would be the rate (plus inflation) at which they first took dual enrollment courses 
at Rice.These charges are for the 2005-2006 school year and are subject to change 
in subsequent years. Financial assistance is not available for this program. 

Auditors — ^Any interested person, including currently enrolled students, may 
audit one or more courses at Rice by securing permission of the instructor and 
by registering as an auditor with the registrar. The university grants no academic 
credit for such work. The audited course will appear on the student's transcript 
with the designation AUD. Currently enrolled students may audit courses without 
charge. Rice alumni are charged a fee of $285 per course per semester. All others 
are charged $570 per course per semester for the privilege of auditing. Request to 
audit a class or to change from audit to credit or vice versa must be done by the 
end of the fourth week of the semester. 

Tuition, Fees, and Expenses 

Charges for tuition, fees, and room and board are billed to students each semester. 
Students may pay the charges in full by the due date or in installments over the 
course of the semester.The fall semester due date is August 1 for freshmen and mid- 
August for all others, and the spring semester due date is the first week of January. 
The following costs apply to undergraduates in the 2005-2006 school year: 

Tuition Annual Semester Hour^ 

Entering first-year and transfer students $23,310 $ 1 1,655 $972 

Students matriculating in 2004-2005 

Students matriculating in 2003-2004' 

Students matriculating in 2002-2003' 

Students matriculating in 2001-2002' 

Students matriculating in 2000-2001- 

' Tuition indexed for five years from year of matriculation 



21,830 


10,915 


910 


20,310 


10,155 


847 


19,360 


9,680 


807 


18,610 


9,305 


776 


18,510 


9,255 


-'72 



44 Information for Undergraduate Students 

^ Tuition indexed for six years from year of matriculation 
^ By special permission only 

Required Fees Fall Spring Annual 

Student activities^ $ 43.15 $ 43.15 

Health services , . 175.00 175.00 

Total fees $218.15 $218.15 $436.30 

^ Fifth-year students in professional degree programs and students working toward a 
second bachelor's degree pay a reduced student activities fee of $6.85 per semester, 
which covers the Student Association, Student Organizations Activity, University Court, 
and Honor Council portions of the activity fee. 

Orientation Week Fees r-- 

Oweek Room and Board- Freshmen $230.00 

Oweek Activity Fee-Freshmen 190.00 

Room and Board Annual Semester 

Room $5,700.00 $2,850.00 

Board 3,280.00 1,640.00 

Telecommunication 142.00 71.00 

Off Campus Board 1,380.00 690.00 

Any undergraduate who withdraws or takes an approved leave of absence and then 
gains readmission to the university pays the tuition applicable at their matricula- 
tion, plus annual Consumer Price Index increases for a period not to exceed six 
years. Starting with fall 2001 matriculants, the index period is not to exceed five 
years. After five/six years, students pay the tuition applicable to the entering class. 
Indexing does not apply to classes entering after spring 2003. 

REFUND OF Tuition and Fees 

Students who withdraw during the first two weeks of the semester are not charged 
tuition or fees for that semester Students who withdraw during the third week 
must pay 30 percent of the semester's tuition, receiving a 70 percent refund. The 
amount of the refund drops by 10 percent at the beginning of each successive 
week that passes before withdrawal until the ninth week, after which no refund 
is made. Federal regulations require a refund calculation for all students receiv- 
ing Title rv funds. The length of time during which a reftmd must be calculated 
is up to 60 percent of the payment period (semester). If a student withdraws on 
or before the 60 percent point in time, a portion of the Title IV funds awarded to 
a student (Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Subsidized and 
Unsubsidized loans, and Federal PLUS Loans, and the Texas LEAP Grant) must be 
returned, according to the provisions of the Higher Education Act as amended.The 
calculation of the return of these funds may result in the student owing a balance 
to the university and/or the Department of Education. 

For students withdrawing after the second week of classes in a semester, fees or 
special charges (see page 46) are not reftmded. Similarly, students withdrawing or 
taking leaves of absence in the spring semester do not receive a partial refund of 
fees paid for the full year Students withdrawing at any time forfeit the $100 enroll- 
ment deposit they paid as incoming students. 

Students who receive approval to enroll with a course load of fewer than 1 2 hours 
and do so within the first two weeks of the semester will be charged at the per hour 
rate plus a part-time registration fee. There are no refunds for part-time enrollment 
after the first two weeks of the semester. 



Information for Undergraduate Students 45 

Students unable to resolve with the cashier's office any request for special consid- 
eration in connection with waivers, refunds, or adjusted payments on tuition, fees, 
and other charges should forward their appeals to the Dean of Undergraduates. 
Exceptions are granted by the dean of undergraduates only under extraordinary 
circumstances. 

Living Expenses 

Residence fees cover dining hall costs and residence maintenance. They are estab- 
lished each year as needs dictate. For 2005-2006, the annual room and board charge 
for residence in a residential college is $8,980.This charge includes the room and 
all the meals eaten during the >ear 

Housing — ^About 77 percent of Rice undergraduates live in the on-campus resi- 
dential colleges. Information about the residential colleges and room application 
forms accompany the notice of admission sent to each new undergraduate. Room 
reser\ations cannot be made before notification of admission. Further information 
on housing in the residential colleges is available from the Office of Dean of Under- 
graduates, and information on off-campus housing is a\ailable from b> the Office of 
Academic Advising. 

When they receive their residential college room assignments for the academic year 
to follow, students must sign a housing agreement. To reserve their space, current 
students must sign a housing agreement by the date established in their respective 
colleges but no later than April 15. New students must make a $50 deposit before 
Ma>- 1 These nonrefimdable deposits are applied to the following semester's room 
and board charges. 

Board — Meals are served cafeteria-style and are all-you-care-to-eat.The colleges 
provide three meals per da}' Monday through Friday, breakfast and lunch on Satur- 
day, and lunch and dinner on Sunday. Meals are not served during the Thanksgiving 
holida\,at the mid-year break, over the fall and spring mid-term recesses, and during 
spring holidays. More information is available from the Residential Dining web site 
(http://food.rice.edu/index.html). 

Payments and Refunds — Students may pay their residence fee in installments. 
The exact amounts and due dates appear in the Residential Housing Agreement. 
Students moving out of the college for any reason receive a refimd (or a credit) of 
the reduced balance of room and board charges but must still pa>- a termination 
processing fee. Possible exceptions such as academic suspension, Rice-sponsored 
study abroad, and family emergencies are treated on a case-by-case basis. 

Special Charges 

The following charges are separate from the regular fees. For charges because 
of late registration or course changes made after the deadlines, see Registration 

(pages 21-24). 

Preceptorship per semester $210 

Internship per semester 210 

Study abroad fee-Fall 2005 140 

Study abroad fee-Spring 2006 250 

Study abroad fee-Summer 2006 250 

Late pa\ ment penalty 140 

Undergraduate application fee 50 

Part-time registration fee 115 

Orientation Week room and board (coordinators) 170 

Late registration fee 110 



46 Information for Undergraduate Students 

Failure to register fee 60 

Deferred payment plan late fee 35 

College withdrawal: suspension 100 

College withdrawal: breaking of lease 700 

Diploma fee: sheepskin 105 

Diploma fee: parchment 35 

Diploma fee: facsimile 15 

Diploma mailing fee: domestic 25 

Diploma mailing fee: air mail 30 

Transcript fee 5 

Replacement ID 10 

Readmission fee after withdrawal for nonpayment 300 

HEALTH Insurance 

All Rice students must have health insurance. Students may purchase insurance 
for the 2005-2006 school year through the university program developed for Rice 
students at a yearly premium of $ 1 ,936. Coverage is effective from 12:01 a.m. August 
15, 2005, until 12:01 a.m., August 15, 2006. Dependent coverage is also available. A 
description of the policy, application form, and waiver form can be found on the 
Web at http://studenthealthinsurance.rice.edu. Students should submit either the 
application or waiver by August 15 each year. 

Education Certification Program Fees 

Students enrolling in the student teaching apprenticeship or internship plans must 
pay a $210 registration fee for each semester. An additional $25 fee (paid to the 
School of Continuing Studies) is due for each summer school session 

DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS 

Students in arrears on their financial obligation to Rice as of the last day to add 
courses for any semester may be withdrawn .The university will not issue certificates 
of attendance, diplomas, or transcripts at any time for a student whose account is 
in arrears. 

Students who have not made satisfactory arrangements with the cashier for pay- 
ment of current charges or who have moved on campus without a proper room 
contract may be withdrawn from the university. 

Transcripts 

Transcripts are issued on written request to the Office of the Registrar.The registrar 
does not issue transcripts without the consent of the individual. The charge of $5 
for each copy is payable in advance. Those requesting transcripts by mail should 
include payment with the request. 

Financial Aid 

The financial aid programs at Rice provide assistance to meet demonstrated need 
for university attendance for all admitted students. Through grants, endowments, 
low-interest loans, campus work opportunities, or a combination of these pro- 
grams. Rice makes every effort to provide students and families assistance to meet 
their educational expenses.The financial aid program receives fimding from many 
sources. Rice uses contributions from alumni and friends to establish and main- 
tain scholarships and loan fimds. Federal and state grant, work, and loan programs 
also provide funds. Awards are based primarily on financial need and a computed 
Expected Family Contribution (EFC), although there are also attractive loan op- 
portunities for students and families who demonstrate no need. 



Information for Undergraduate Students 47 

The university determines need for first-time students by having them complete 
the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE. Students register for CSS PROFILE 
b> visiting their website at w'ww.collegeboard.com. Students will complete the 
PROFILE online. The PROFILE number for Rice is 6609. First-time students also 
complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit copies 
of student and parent income tax and W-2 forms. The FAFSA school code for Rice 
is 003604. 

The university determines need for continuing students by having them complete 
the FAFvSA and the PROFILE; continuing students also submit student and parent 
income tax and W-2 forms. 

"Need" is the amount required to meet the difference between each student's 
basic educational expenses and his or her family's resources. Parents are expected 
to contribute according to their financial means, taking into account income, as- 
sets, home equit); number of dependents, and other relevant factors. Students are 
expected to contribute as well from their own assets and earnings, including ap- 
propriate borrowing against future earnings. 

The brochure FinancingYour Education explains the assistance programs in detail. 
Copies are available from the Office of Admission. 

Need-Based Application Process 

Rice University is a need-blind school. Applicants are admitted to the university 
regardless of their family's ability- to pay for college. Rice will meet 100% of dem- 
onstrated financial need as determined by university calculations. 

Rice considers applicants for all appropriate assistance administered by the university, 
including grants, scholarships, loans, and work. Students receive notification of an 
offer after their financial aid files are complete. Student Financial Services provides 
financial assistance only for coursework sponsored through Rice University. 

To apply for financial assistance, first time students (including Early Decision stu- 
dents) must submit the following: 

• CSS PROFILE, priorit}' date Februar>' 15 

• Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), priority' date February 15 

• Student and parent income tax and W-2 forms, priority date March 1 
Continuing students must submit the following: 

• FAFSA, priority date April 1 5 

• CSS Profile, priorit)' date April 15 

• Student and parent income tax and W-2 forms, priorit}' date April 15 

Decision 

Financial aid offers are made annually.Award amounts are specified in the Financial 
Aid Offer Letter. Because financial circumstances change from year to year. Rice 
conducts an annual review of need and offers aid accordingh'. For this reason, con- 
tinuing students must complete CSS Profile and file the FAFSA every year that they 
seek assistance. 

The universit>', from time to time, may adjust its methods of computing financial 
need or its policies regarding the types of financial assistance that it offers so as 
to meet the financial needs of the largest possible number of students. Therefore, 
the amount and t}pe of financial aid may change from year to year, even when the 
student's financial situation appears to remain relatively stable. 

Types of Financial Aid and Assistance 

Need-Based Scholarships/Grants — ^Various need-based scholarships and grants 



48 Information for Undergraduate Students 

are awarded to assist students with demonstrated need. 

Merit Scholarships — ^Merit Scholarships are offered through the Office of Admis- 
sions to incoming students. Merit scholarships may only be used for coursework 
sponsored by Rice University. Should a student with a merit award graduate early, 
unexpended merit funds will not be granted to the student. 

Student Loan Funds — ^To assist students and parents with educational financing, 
the Office of Student Financial Services participates in the following programs: 

• Stafford Student Loans — ^These are low-interest loans made to students at- 
tending school on at least a half-time basis. Subsidized Stafford loans require 
need-based financial aid eligibilit),but unsubsidized Stafford loans are available 
to all students. 

• Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS loan) — ^The PLUS loan 
is a low-interest loan to parents or legal guardians of dependent undergraduate 
students. Eligibility is not based on demonstrated financial need. 

• Federal Perkins Loan Program — ^These are low-interest loans made to 
students attending school on at least a half-time basis and who demonstrate 
high need. 

• Private Education Loans — These nonfederal loans are available to students 
attending school on at least a half-time basis. Eligibility is not based on financial 
need. These are credit based loans and may require a co-signer 

A few endowments for student loans have been established at Rice primarily as me- 
morial tributes.These funds exist separately from the normal financial aid program. 
Rice uses them to make small emergency loans to students experiencing unexpected 
financial problems or showing additional need beyond regular eligibility. 

All requests for these loans must be submitted to the Office of Student 
Financial Services. 

Student Employment Programs — Opportunities for employment are available to 
students,either on or off campus,during the academic yearStudents are eligible to work 
under the FederalWork-Study Program or the Rice University Work Program. Students 
interested in employment should access the Student Financial Services webpage at 
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~fina/employment.htm. 

Deferred Payment Plan — Rice offers a deferred payment plan to enable families 
to finance students" educational costs.This plan divides each semester's charge over 
four installments. Applications and details are available to eligible students each 
semester at the time of billing. Students arrange for deferred payment through the 
Cashier's Office. 

Summer Aid — Students who have not exceeded 10 semesters at Rice are eligible 
to apply for summer aid. The only aid available during the summer session are 
private educational loans. 

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION 

TheTexas Rehabilitation Commission (TRC) provides assistance in paying tuition and 
nonrefundable fees for students who have certain disabling conditions. Once aTRC 
counselor approves their vocational objectives, students affected by orthopedic de- 
formities, emotional disorders, diabetes, epilepsy,heartproblems,and other disabling 
conditions are eligible for assistance. The TRC offers a range of services to help 
handicapped students become employable. Interested students should apply to the 
Texas Rehabilitation Commission. 

Students with visual handicaps should contact the Texas State Commission for 
the Blind. 



Information for Undergraduate Students 49 



Financial Aid Eligibility 



Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for need-based Rice sponsored and 
federal/state/private aid during the first 8 semesters at Rice; for transfer students 
the number of semesters is prorated based on the number of hours transferred. 
If a student is enrolled beyond eight semesters, the student may apply for fed- 
eral/state/private aid for an additional two semesters. (Architecture students may 
apph for Rice sponsored aid for two semesters following their preceptorship to 
complete the Architecture degree.) If a student attends part-time during a semes- 
ter or withdraws during a term, the semester is counted towards the number of 
semesters aid is available. 

LOAN Counseling 

Students who are recipients of federal student loans will be required to complete 
online loan entrance counseling before funds will be credited to student accounts. 
Students also will be required to complete online exit counseling at the comple- 
tion of a program of study at Rice. Failure to complete online loan exit counseling 
will result in a transcript hold. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress 

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by Congress, mandates that institu- 
tions of higher education require minimum standards of "satisfactory academic 
progress" for students to be eligible to receive financial aid. 

To remain in good standing, an undergraduate student must meet the following 
qualitative and quantitative standards: 

Qualitative — A student must earn a minimum term GPA of 1 .67 for each term 
enrolled at Rice University. 

Quantitati\e — By the end of each academic year, a student must have earned 
a minimum of 24 credits. If a student were enrolled for only one term, the 
student must have earned a minimum of 12 credits. 

If a student fails to meet either standard, the next term the student is enrolled the 
student will be granted aid on a probationary status. During a term in which a 
student is on financial aid probation, the student must complete a minimum of 12 
credits and must earn a term GPA of 1.67 to be considered in good standing and 
to be eligible to receive aid for the next term enrolled. If a .student on financial aid 
probation does not complete these requirements, then the students financial aid 
eligibilit) is terminated. 

Appeal — A student whose aid eligibility has been terminated after one semester 
of financial aid probation may submit an appeal in writing to Student Financial 
Services for a second term of financial aid probation. If during that second proba- 
tion term the student fails to complete 1 2 credits and earn a term GPA of 1 .6^, the 
student s aid eligibility is terminated, and the student may not appeal for another 
probationary aid term. In order to regain aid eligibility, the student must complete 
12 credits in one term with a 1.6" term GPA (or 2.0 (iPA at a school without 
weighted grades) using resources other than aid offered through Rice Lniversity 
to pay affiliated charges. 

Financial Aid After Suspension — Students who have been suspended b> the 
Lniversit) for academic reasons need to he aw are that if the> are readmitted by 
the Committee on Examinations and Standing they may not be eligible for financial 
aid based on their prior academic performance. Students who are petitioning for 
readmission are advised to contact Student Financial Services to determine their 
aid eligibilirv'. 



50 Information for Undergraduate Students 

RETURN OF Title IV Funds i^ :;t^ 

Students who receive federal funds as part of their aid packages and do not complete 
the academic term may be subject to returning a portion of those funds. Contact 
Student Financial Services for information about "Return of Title IV Funds "policies 
and procedures. ,. . . , . 

Honor Societies 

Honor societies at Rice include the following: 

Phi Lambda Upsilon — national honorary chemical society promoting high 
scholarship and original investigation in aU branches of pure and applied 
chemistry (Rice chapter: 1926) .• ; -i ,. : ; 

Phi Beta Kappa — founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary to 
recognize intellectual achievement and the love of learning among students 
in the liberal arts and sciences (Rice chapter: March 1, 1929) 
Pi Delta Plii — organized to interest French students in competing for high 
standing in scholarship (Theta chapter at Rice: May 1930) 
Society of Sigma Xi — for the promotion of research in science (Beta ofTexas 
chapter at Rice: March 23, 1938) 

Tau Beta Pi Association — organized to interest engineering students in 
competing for high standing in scholarship (Gamma ofTexas chapter at Rice: 
December 18, 1940) 

Delta Phi Alpha — to promote an interest in the German language and lit- 
erature (Gamma Xi chapter at Rice: April 1949) 

Sigma Delta Pi — to promote an interest in the Spanish language and literature 
(Rice chapter: May 14, 1953) 

Tau Sigma Delta — national honor society in architecture and applied arts 
(Tau chapter at Rice: May 7, 1961) 

Eta Kappa Nu — founded in 1904 at the University of Illinois for electrical 
engineering students, to stimulate and reward scholarship as well as assist and 
encourage its members to grow professionally throughout their lives (Rice 
chapter: January 1981) 

Omicron Delta Epsilon — to promote study in economics (Rice 
chapter: 1981) 

Psi Chi — founded in 1929 at Yale University to encourage, stimulate, and 
maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology 
(Rice chapter: April 23, 1990) 

Chi Epsilon — the Civil Engineering Honor Society. It serves to recog- 
nize students of high scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability. 
Students are inducted into the society once or twice annually, and are se- 
lected from the pool of upper division level civil engineering students. 
(Rice chapter: 1995) 

Undergraduate Student Life 

Residential Colleges 

All undergraduate students at Rice, whether they live on campus or not,are members 
of one of nine residential colleges. All colleges are coeducational. 

Each college has faculty masters who live in a house next to the college. Reporting 
to the vice president for student affairs, the masters have overall responsibility for 



Information for Undergraduate Students 5 1 

all aspects of student life in the college, especially for encouraging broad cultural 
and intellectual interests and for promoting self-discipline and effective self-govern- 
ment within the college. Upon agreement, the students and masters invite other 
members of the Rice faculty to become resident and nonresident associates of the 
college. Faculty- associates act as advisers to the students and participate in the vari- 
ous activities of the college. Colleges also have nonfaculty university associates and 
community associates drawn from various professions in the Houston area. 

Each college exists as a self-governing group of students.The elected officers and rep- 
resentatives are responsible to the masters and to the college membership for: 

• Directing the college's cultural, social, and athletic activities 

• Expenditure of college fimds 

• Maintaining order in the college 

While uniformity among the colleges has never been sought and each college 
has developed its own particular interests and character, all seek to foster fel- 
lowship among their members and a mature sense of honor, responsibility, and 
sound judgment. 

College Assignment — Each undergraduate, upon acceptance by the university, 
is designated a member of one of the colleges. Two students entering Rice for the 
first time may request assignment to the same college, but they may not designate 
which college. New students may also request membership in the same college 
as a close relative. Except for these cases, students have no individual choice 
of college. 

Room and Board — College buildings include a dining hall and public rooms,which 
are available to both resident and nonresident members, and living quarters for 
approximately 215 students from all classes and all academic disciplines. 

At present. Rice has room in its on-campus residential colleges for about 75 percent of 
its undergraduate students Although most of the students who want to live in the col- 
leges can be accommodated, demand usually exceeds the available number of rooms. 
The university makes every effort to provide housing in the colleges for all incoming 
first-year students who wish to live on campus, but space cannot be guaranteed. 
Continuing students draw for rooms according to the priority system established in 
each college. No student is required to live on campus; however, those members of the 
colleges who live off campus are encouraged to eat in their colleges and to par- 
ticipate in college activities. 

The College Food Service provides a la carte meals, with the exception of prepaid 
dinners. Its other services include: 

• Assistance with special diets prescribed by a physician 

• Sack lunches for students who must miss a meal due to a job conflict 

• Sick trays for students when requested by the Student Health Service 

• Alternate menu entrees, whenever possible, to accommodate students' 
religious practices 

For more information on room and board, see page 45. 

College Courses. One of the colleges' important activities is their sponsorship 
of courses and workshops open to all students. By expanding course offerings 
outside the traditional departments, college courses promote the academic in- 
volvement of the colleges while introducing students to interdisciplinary topics of 
particular interest. 

Students propose college courses during the semester before they are offered. Once 
approved by the masters and faculty associates of the college and by the dean of 



52 iNFORiMATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 

undergraduates and the provost, these college courses are offered for academic 
credit on the same basis as departmental courses. The registrar provides a list of 
college courses each semester during preliminary^ registration. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

All undergraduates are members of the Rice Student Association, which is governed 
through the Student Senate. The senate includes the president, two vice presidents, 
the secretary^, the treasurer, the nine college presidents, and nine college senators. 

Alleged violations of university or college rules are handled in accordance with the 
Code of Student Conduct. In most cases, original jurisdiction belongs to student 
courts. Students may appeal verdicts to the college masters or the assistant dean for 
student judicial programs, as appropriate with a final appeal to the vice president 
for student affairs. The student-staffed Honor Council conducts hearings and trials 
for alleged offenses against the honor system (see page 8). Rice retains ultimate 
authority in all matters of discipline and over all actions that affect its educational 
function or the safety^ and well-being of members of the university community. 

Award Presentations — ^The Rice Student Association presents two coveted 
awards annually, one to a student and one to a faculty^ or staff member. The Rice 
Service Award, a memorial to Hugh Scott Cameron, first dean of students at Rice, 
is awarded to currently enrolled or former members of the association who have 
rendered distinguished service to the student body.The Mentor Recognition Award 
recognizes extraordinary service to the student body by a current member of the 
faculty or staff. A committee of faculty and students appointed by the association 
makes the selections. 

Office of Student Activities 

The Office of StudentActivities,located in the Rice Memorial Center cloisters, oversees 
the activities of various campuswide student organizations.lt also handles student 
requests for facilities and party^ permits, and it coordinates leadership development 
programs, including the annual leadership retreat and symposium. 

Principal student organizations include the following: 

• Rice Student Association, the student governing body 

• Rice Program Council, which sponsors various events of current interest to 
the student body as well as social functions 

• KTRU, the student-run radio station, operating 24 hours, seven day^s a week, 
on 91.7 FM 

• Student publications (e.g.,i?/ce Thresher, the student newspaper; Campanile, 
the yearbook; The Rice Undergraduate:The Annual Academic Review, a col- 
lection of peer-reviewed student papers; and University Blue, a literary^ and 
visual arts publication) 

A large number of student organizations address special student interests, such as 
the Black Student Association, the Hispanic Association for Cultural Education at 
Rice, the Chinese Student Association, Rice Young Democrats, and Rice Republicans. 
There also are numerous clubs for such sports as sailing, rugby, lacrosse, volleyball, 
and soccer. Other special-interest groups include a premed society, forensic society, 
juggling club, and vegetarian club. 

Many^ organizations are associated with special academic and professional disci- 
plines, such as foreign language clubs, honor societies, and student affiliates of 
the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. _, . 



Information for Undergraduate Students 53 

The Rice Players, an extracurricular theater group of Rice students, faculty, and staff, 
present at least four productions each year and welcome participation by anyone 
interested in any aspect of theater production or management. 

Rice students also maintain affiliations with a number of religious organizations. 
These include, but are not limited to, the Baptist Student Union, (Canterbury Asso- 
ciation, Catholic Student Association, Christian Science Organization, Hillel Society, 
Lutheran Student Association, Intervarsit)- C>hristian Fellowship, and the Wesley 
Foundation. Many of these clubs are assisted b\ local clergy who form the Joint 
Campus .\linistr\. 

The Office of Student Organizations on the second floor of the Ley Student Center 
houses mailboxes for all student organizations.There is a student organization work 
space in the basement of the Rice Memorial Center that has office space, storage, 
and computers for student organization use. 

Community Involvement Center/Rice Student 
Volunteer Program 

Housed in the cloisters of the Rice Memorial Center, the Communit}' Involvement 
Center works to develop a culture of service within the university by functioning as 
an advocate for community service, social responsibility, and an increased awareness 
of social and communitv' issues. The center acts as a clearinghouse for resources 
and referrals involving local, national, and international community agencies and 
service opportunities. By making educational programs and information available, 
the center fosters a lifelong commitment to service among students, faculty, and 
staff. It also organizes alternative semester break service trips, volunteer fairs, beach 
cleanups, and other activities. The 10 student service organizations supported by 
the Community Involvement Center include Rice Habitat for Humanity, youth 
mentoring and tutoring programs, tutoring in English as a second language, Best 
Buddies, and the Rice Student Volunteer Program. 

By heightening student awareness of community needs and generally raising social 
consciousness, the Rice Student Volunteer Program (RSVP) has organized volunteer 
projects for Rice students, faculty, and staff since 1985. The largest event of each 
semester is Outreach Day, a Saturday when approximately 500 students volunteer 
with more than 30 nonprofit agencies throughout the Houston area, learning how 
to take thoughtful action to build a stronger, more just communit>'.With an office in 
the cloisters of the Rice Memorial Center, RSVP invites each student's involvement 
as an officer, a college representative, a committee member, a project organizer, or 
an interested participant in any RSVP event. 

Intercollegiate Speech and Debate 

Consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally, the George R. Brown Forensic 
Society sponsors competition in the categories of Individual Events, Lincoln-Doug- 
las, and Parliamentary' Debate. The society provides students with the chance 
to hone their public speaking skills and to qualif\' for competition both at the 
American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament and at 
the National Parliamentary Debate Championships. Recognizing the importance 
of developing strong communication skills, the societ)' has an open admissions 
policy, inviting students with little or no previous experience as well as those 
with extensive high school backgrounds to become members of one of the most 
successful teams at Rice. For more information on speech and debate, please go to 
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~forensic/eventinfo/. 



54 Inforaution for Undergradll\te Students 



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Introduction 



Since Rice opened in 1 9 1 2 , the university has recognized the importance of graduate 
study and research as a principal means of advancing knowledge. The first Doctor 
of Philosophy degree was awarded in 1918 in mathematics. Since that time, the 
graduate area has expanded to encompass the schools of architecture, engineering, 
humanities, management, music, natural sciences, and social sciences, as well as 
interdepartmental areas. The graduate program has steadily increased over time; 
Rice now enrolls approximately 1,900 graduate students and offers advanced 
degrees in 29 fields of study. 

Graduate programs lead to either research or professional degrees. Research pro- 
grams general!)^ require the completion of a publishable thesis that represents 
an original and significant contribution to the particular field of study. Research 
degrees include the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Architecture (DArch), 
Master of Arts (iMA), and Master of Science (MS). 

Professional programs provide advanced course work in several disciplines but 
do not generally include independent research. These programs lead to degrees in 
most of the major schools including many engineering disciplines. (See the Gradu- 
ate Degree Chart and the Interdepartmental and Cooperative Programs Chart on 
pages 59-63 for a complete listing of degrees offered.) 

All degrees conferred by the universit}' are awarded solely in recognition of edu- 
cational attainments and not as warrant)^ of future employment or admission to 
other programs of higher education. 

For additional information on graduate programs and requirements, please go to 
http://rgs.rice.edu. 

Admission to Graduate Study 

Graduate study is open to a limited number of extremely well-qualified students with 
a substantial background in their proposed field of study (this usually, though not 
always, means an undergraduate major in the field). Each department determines 
whether applicants have enough preparation to enter a given program, emphasiz- 
ing the quality' of their preparation rather than the particular academic program 
they completed or the credits they earned. 

Admittance to a Rice University graduate-degree program, with the exception 
of those in the School of Music, requires a baccalaureate degree or its equiva- 
lent as determined by the Office of Graduate Studies. For the Shepard School of 
Music, the equivalent to the baccalaureate degree will be determined by their 
graduate committee. 

Applicants for admission to graduate study should either contact the appropriate 
department for application forms and relevant information about the program or 
visit the department's website for on-line application information. The Graduate 
Studies website, http://rgs.rice.edu, also has links to the graduate departments' 
websites.The Graduate Degree and Department Information Chart (pages 59-62) 
lists department chairs with department phone/fax numbers and e-mail addresses. 
Applicants should send all application materials, including transcripts and test 
scores, to the admitting department. 

Application Process — An application for graduate study should include the 
completed application form, the application fee, transcript(s), recommendations, 
and writing samples, if required. Some departments require scores on the aptitude 



Information for Graduate Students 57 

portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management 
Admission Test (GMAT) and an appropriate advanced test; these should be sent 
directly to the admitting department. See individual departmental listings for spe- 
cific requirement information. 

To make sure scores are available when admission decisions are normally made, 
applicants should take the GRE by the December before the fall for which they are 
applying.The application deadline for the fall semester is February 1 . Some depart- 
ments, however, may specify an earlier deadline, and departments may occasionally 
consider late applications. 

Admission depends on students' previous academic records, available test scores, and 
letters of reference from scholars under whom they have studied. Writing samples, 
portfolios, or statements of purpose may also be required. In general, applicants 
should have at least a 3. 00 (B) grade point average in undergraduate work Applicants 
whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL test and should score at 
least 600 on the paper-based TOEFL or at least 250 on the computer-based TOEFL. 
For those students who choose to take the lELTS in lieu of TOEFL, the minimum 
score is 7. The TOEFL and lELTS may be waived for an international student who 
has received a degree from a university in which English is the official language 
of communication. 

Graduate Degrees 

Research Degrees 

Research degrees are offered in six of the seven schools at Rice (the School of 
Management offers professional degrees only), with some degrees combining stud- 
ies in more than one school. For general information on advanced degree work at 
Rice, see Requirements for Graduate Study (pages 64-68). Specific requirements 
for advanced research degrees in each field of study appear in the appropriate 
departmental pages (pages 78-266). Students seeking additional material should 
contact the appropriate department (see Graduate Degree and Department Infor- 
mation Chart on pages 59-63). 

PhD Programs — ^The PhD degree is awarded for original studies in the departments 
listed in the Graduate Degree and Interdepartmental and Cooperative Programs 
Charts (page 63); in architecture, the equivalent degree is the DArch. Candidates 
receive a PhD degree after successfully completing at least 90 semester hours of 
advanced study and concluding an original investigation that is formalized in an 
approved thesis. As final evidence of preparation for this degree, the candidate 
must pass a public oral examination. (See also Candidacy, Oral Examinations, and 
the Thesis Regulations on page 65.) The residency requirement for the doctorate 
is four semesters of full-time study at the university. 

Master's Programs — ^The xMA degree is available in the departments listed in the 
Graduate Degree and Interdepartmental and Cooperative Programs Charts (page 
63). including certain scientific fields of study. The MS degree is offered in the en- 
gineering and science fields also listed in the chart. Candidates may undertake the 
MArch,MArch in Urban Design, and MxMus degrees as research degrees by adopting 
the thesis option. Candidates receive a master's degree after completing at least 
30 semester hours of study (including thesis hours), 24 hours of which must be 



58 Information for Graduate Students 

taken at Rice. Master's programs require original work reported in a thesis and a 
public oral examination. Most students take three or four semesters to complete 
a master's degree (some programs may require more time). Students receiving a 
master's degree must be enrolled in a graduate program at Rice University for at 
least one semester of full-time study. 

Students may also pursue a nonthesis degree in certain departments. This degree 
would be based on alternative departmental requirements and would include, but not 
be limited to, the following: 

• 30 semester hours of study 

• 24 semester hours must be at Rice University 

• Minimum residency is one semester of full-time graduate study 

• At least 15 hours of course work must be at or above the 500 level 

• All courses must be in the relevant field 

In certain departments, students may receive a master's degree (called 2in Automatic 
Master's) when they achieve candidacy for the doctoral degree. Students seeking 
a master's degree in this manner must submit a petition for the degree, signed by 
their department chair, to the Office of Graduate Studies by February 1 of the year 
in which the degree is to be awarded. (See also Candidacy, Oral Examinations, and 
the Thesis on page 65.) 

Professional Degrees 

Rice Universit}^ offers advanced degree programs to prepare students for positions 
in a number of professional fields. The professional degrees offered appear in the 
Graduate Degree and Interdepartmental and Cooperative Programs Charts (pages 
59-63). In some departments, the professional degree also prepares the student 
for a doctoral-level program. All professional degrees are master's degrees with 
one exception: candidates earn the DMA after concluding a program of advanced 
music study. 

Requirements for professional degrees include the successful completion of 30 
semester hours or more of upper-level courses (at the 300 level or higher) with 
at least 24 hours taken at Rice. Minimum residency for all master's degrees is one 
semester of full-time study. Specific information and requirements for individual 
degrees appear in the Graduate Degree Chart (pages 59-63). Program information 
and application materials are also available from the departments (see Graduate 
Degree and Department Information Chart on pages 59-63). For general infor- 
mation on advanced degree work at Rice, see Requirements for Graduate Study 
(pages 6A-6r). 

Admission into a professional program is granted separately from admission into 
a research or thesis program. Students who wish to change from a thesis program 
to a professional degree program must petition their department in writing. Upon 
recommendation of the department and approval by the dean's office, the request 
is sent to the Office of Graduate Studies for consideration and final approval. If ap- 
proved, students who received tuition waivers while enrolled in the thesis program 
will be expected to repay the tuition before their professional degrees are awarded. 
Professional degree programs terminate when the degree is awarded. Students who 
wish to continue graduate study after completing a professional program must 
reapply for admission into a research program. 



Information for Gradiate Stiidents 59 



Graduate Degree and Department Information Chart 



School Department 
and Department Chair 



Graduate Degree Offered Additional Options or Areas of 
and Contact Infomation Concentration (within majors) 



School of Architectire 



Lars I.enip (Dean) 

John J. Casbarian (Associate Dean) 



i\L\rcli, MVrcli in I rban Design, 
DArch 

■^ 1 3-348^(Vh fax; - 1 3-348-5277 
arch@rice.edii 

713-34H-51S2 
w^\■\v.arch rice.edii/dash/ 



Architecture design, urbanism, theor\, 
and practice 



George R. Brov^n School of Engineerlng 



Bioengineering 



Da\id llelhims 



MHE. MS, Fhl) 

713-348-58(19 fa.\:-13-.^48-58: 
bioeng@rice.edii 
dacnet.rice.edu/- bioe/ 



Biochemical engineering, biological s\ stems 
modeling, biomatcriids, biomedical lasers, 
cellular ;md molecular engineering, con- 
trolled release technologies, metabolic en- 
gineering, phvloremediation. spectroscopy, 
systems engineering and instrumentation, 
thrombosis, tissue engineering, and trans- 
poil processes. 



Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
KvTiacos Zygourakis 



MChE, MS, PhD 

713-.^48-4902 fcix: 713-348-5478 

ceng@ricc.edu 

\\"\\"\v.ruf.rice.edu/~che/ 



Thermodynamics and phase equilibria, 
chemicid kinetics and catalysis, optimization 
and process control, rheology and lluid 
mechanics, poluiier science, biomediciU 
engineering, enhanced oil recovery and 
cleanup of groundwater aquifers, and 
biochemical reactor engineering. 



Civil and Environmental Engineering MCE, MEE, MES 

MS, PhD 
Herb Ward 



713-.348-i949 fax: "13-348-5268 
civi@rice.edu 
www.ruf.riceedu/- ceedept/ 



Civil engineering: structural dynamics 
and control, structures ;md mechanics, 
reinforced and prestressed concrete, 
geotechnical engineering, computer-aided 
engineering, probability and random vi- 
brations, reUabihtv of systems, and sohd 
mechanics. 

Environmental science: environmental 
biology, chemistn, toxicology, geology, 
and planning: surface and groundwater 
hydrology; water and wastewater treat- 
ment: ;md urban and region;d air quidity. 
En\ironment;d engineering: hydrology and 
water resources engineering; water and 
wastewater treatment, design, and operation: 
;md numerical modeling 



Computational and 
.Applied .Mathematics 

Bill Svnies 



MC\M, MCSE, .\1A, PhD 



71.3-348-j8()5 fcix: 713-348-5318 

caam@rice.edu 
www. caam.rice.edu/ 



.Numerical analysis, operations research, 
and differential equations: additional 
program in computational science and 
engineering (see Interdepartmental and 
Cooperative Programs) 



(x)mputer Science 



Keith Cooper 



MCS, MS. PhD 

713-3484834 fax: 713-348-5930 

comp@rice.edu 

wwvv.cs.rice.edu/ 



Algorithms and complexity, artificial 
intelligence iind robotics, bioinformatics, 
compilers, distributed and parallel computa- 
tion, graphics and visualization, operating 
systems, and programming languages 



Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Behnaam .Aazhang 



MEE. MS. PhD 

713-.348h()2() fax: "13-348-5686 

elec@rice.edu 

www.ece.rice.edu 



Bioengineering, communication and signal 
processing, computer architecture and 
networking, electro-optics, and device 
physics 



60 Information for Graduate Students 



School of Hlmanities 



Mechanical Engineering and 
Materials Science 

Enrique V. Barrera 


MME, MMS, MS, PhD 

713-348-4906 

mems@rice.edu 

www.mems.rice.edu/ 


Mechanical engineering: mechanics, 
computational mechanics, stochastic 
mechanics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, 
dynamics and control, robotics, biomedical 
systems, and aerospace sciences. Materials 
science: nanotechnolog\, metals physics, 
statistical mechanics, metallic solid ther- 
modynamics, materials chemistry, aspects 
of composites, coatings and tiiin films, and 
interface science 


Statistics 
Katherine B. Ensor 


MStat,MA,PhD 

713-348-6032 fax: 713-348-5476 

stat@rice.edu 

www.stat.rice.edu/ 


Applied probabiht), Bayesian methods, 
bioinformatics, biomathematics, biosta- 
tistics, data analysis, data mining, densit\ 
estimation, epidemiology, environmental 
statistics, financial statistics, image pro- 
cessing, model building, nonparametric 
function estimation, quaUt\ control, risk 
management, spatial temporal statistics, 
statistical computing, statistical genetics, 
statistical visualization, stochastic processes, 
and time series analysis 



Education: 



713-348-4826 

www.dacnet.rice.edu/Depts/Educa- 

tion/ 



Secondan- education 

(See Education Certification below) 



English 
Susan Wood 



MA, PhD 

713-348-4840 fax: 713-348-5991 

engl@rice.edu 

english.rice.edu 



British and American titerature and liter- 
ary theory 



French Studies 
Michel Achard 



MA, PhD 

713-3484851 fax:713-348-5951 

fren@rice.edu 

www.ruf.rice.edu/~fren/ 



French literatiire, language, and culmre 



Hispanic Studies 
Maarten Van Delden 



MA 

713-348-5451 fax: 713-348-4863 

span@rice.edu 

hispanicstudies.rice.edu 



Spanish and Latin American Literamre and 
Spanish Linguistics 



History 

Peter Carl Caldwell 



MA, PhD 

713-348-4948 fax: 713-348-5207 

hist@rice.edu 

historv.rice.edu/ 



U.S., European, and other history 



Linguistics 
Masayoshi Shibatani 



MA, PhD 

713-348-6010 fax: 713-.348-4718 

ling@ruf.rice.edu 

Unguistics.rice.edu/ 



Anthropological, applied, cognitive, field, 
functional or discourse, and English, 
German, or Romance linguistics; second 
language acquisition; language tvpology 
and universals, sociolinguistic, phonetics, 
phonology, and speech technologv 



Philosophy 
Steven Crowell 



MA, PhD 



713-348-4994 

pliilos@rice.edu 

philosophyrice.edu 



Specialization in medical ethics 



Information for Gradlate Stidents 61 



Religious Studies 
Jeffre\ Kripal 



MA. PhD 



71.v348-S2()l fiL\: "1 3-3-18-5486 

reli@Tice.etlu 

lelirice.edu/ 



Religion and conieniporan cultures; scrip- 
tund inteqiretation: ethics ;uid philosophy 
of religion; nnsticism, psychology, and 
religious practices 



Jesse H. Jones Gr\di ait School of Mwagemem 



William II. (dick (Dean) 

George Kanatas (Associate Dean) 
Vtilfred C. I ecker (Associate Dean) 



MBA. 

MBA MB,VMaster of Engineering 

MBA/MD (with Baylor College of 
Medicine) 

MBA for Executives 

•I -13-3-18-4838 fa.\: ■13-348-5251 
ricemba@rice.edu 
jonesgsm.rice.cclu/ 

71.3-348-5.396 fax; -13-.348-5102 



713-.348-6060 fax; 713-348-5131 

()ed(3 rice.edu 



MBA is a general management degree; 
however, students ma\ ha\e informal 
concentrations in the following arexs; ac- 
counting, entrepreneurship. tin;uice, general 
management, iniernation;d business, infor- 
mation teclinologv marketing, operations 
management, organi/ational beha\ior and 
hunnm resoiuxe management, healthcare 
management, and strategic management 
and planning; joint nonthesis degree option 
with ;dl engineering disciphnes 



Shepherd School of Misic 



Robert Veko\ich (Dean) 



BMusAlMus, MMus, 



DMA 

713-.348-4854 fax; ^1.3-.348-5317 

miisi@rice.edu 
wAuv.nif.rice.edu/- musi 



Composition, choral and instrumental con- 
ducting, historic;d musicology, performance, 
and music theon 

Composition and selected areas of per- 
formance 



WiE.ss School of Nati r\l Sciences 



Biochemistry and Cell Biology 
George Bennett 



MA, PhD 

71.v348-4()15 fa.\: "1.3-348-5154 

bioc@rice.edu 

www. biochem . rice . edu 



Biochemistn, biophysics, developmental 
biology, cell biology, genetics, molecular 
biology, neurobiology, stnictureiuid function 
of nucleic acids and proteins, regulatory^ 
processes, biochemistry of lipids, en/y- 
mology, NMR and cr\stidlograph\, cellular 
regulation, oxygen and electron transport, 
moleculargeneticsofplants.aniniids. fungi, 
bacteria, and bacteriophage 



Chemistn 
Kenton 11. Whilmire 



MA. PhD 



71.3-348-5650 fax; 713.348-5155 

chem@rice.edu 

WAVAvchem. rice.edu 



Orgiuiic chemistry, inorgimicchemistn.phyv 
ical chemistry, nanotechnolog}. biological 
chemistry, theoretical and computa- 
tional chemistry, materials chem- 
istry, bio-organic chemistry, and 
bi()-inorg;mic chemistn 



Earth Science 
Alan Levander 



MA, PhD 



713-348-4880 fax; "13.348-52 14 

geol@rice.edu 

earthscience.rice.edu/ 



■Marinegeology and geophysics; sedimentol- 
ogy. stratigraphy, paleoceanography. paleo- 
climatology; evolution of continental margins 
and carbonate platforms; tectonics, neotec- 
tonics. tectonophysics. geod\namics. mantle 
processes, planetology. and space geodesy; 
remote sensing, potential fields, reflection 
and lithospheric seismology; global seismol- 
ogy, wave propagation and in\erse theon" 
kinetics of fluid-solid interactions, low T 
aqueous geochemistry , petrology . and high 
T geochemistry, hydrogeology, sediment 
defomiation . carbon cy cling, and terrestrial- 
biosphere interactions 



62 Information for Graduate Students 



Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 
Joan Strassmann 


MA, PhD 

713-348-4919 fax: 713-348-5232 

eeb@rice.edu 

eeb.rice.edu 


Ecology, plant and insect communities, 
populations, diversity, rautuaUsms, invasive 
species, evolution, quantitative genet- 
ics, mate choice, speciation, molecular 
evolution, adaptive evolution, beha\ioral 
ecology, sociobiology, genomics, microbial 
evolution 


Matliemalics 
Michael Wolf 


MA, PhD 

713-348-4829 fax: 713-348-5231 
math@rice.edu 
math.rice.edu ' 


Differential and algebraic geometry, ergodic 
theory, partial differential equations, prob- 
abihty and combinatorics, real analysis, 
complex variables, and geometric and 
algebraic topology 


Physics and Astronomy 
f. Barry Dunning 


MST, MS, PhD 

713-348-4938 fax: 713-348-4150 

physics@rice.edu 

www.physics.rice.edu/ 


Atomic and molecular physics, biophysics, 
particle physics, condensed matter physics, 
surface physics, space physics, astronomy 
astrophysics, and theoretical physics 





School Of Social Sciences 



Anthropology 
James D. Faubion 


MA, PhD 

713-348-4847 fax: 713-348-5455 

anth@rice.edu 

www.ruf.rice.edu/~anth/ 


Archaeology, anthropological hnguistics, 
social/cultural anthropology, theory, history, 
and global change 


Economics 
Peter Hartley 


MA, PhD 

713-.3484875 
econ@rice.edu 
ww\v.ruf.rice.edu/~econ/ 


Econometrics, economic theory, industrial 
organization and regulation, international 
trade and finance, labor, macroeconom- 
ics/monetary theory, and pubhc finance 
and development 


Political Science 
Rick K. WUson 


MA, PhD 

713-3484842 
poU@rice.edu 
www.ruf.rice.edu/~poh/ 


,\merican government, comparative govern- 
ment, and international relations 


Psychology 
Randi Martin 


MA, PhD 

713-348-4856 fax:713-348-5221 

psyc@rice.edu 

www.ruf.rice.edu/~psyc/ 


Cognitive-experimental psychology and 
industrial-organizational/social psychol- 
ogy, with tracks in engineering psychol- 
ogy, human-computer interaction, and 
neuropsychology 



EdLCATION CERTinCATION 



Meredith Skura 



713-3484826 Fax: 713-348-5459 

educ@rice.edu 

education.rice.edu/ 



Secondary education 



Interdepartmental and Cooperative Programs 

Opportunities for graduate study are available in a number of interdisciplinary areas. 
The advanced degree programs listed in the Interdepartmental and Cooperative 
Programs Chart (below) are administered by the participating Rice departments. 
They represent fields of study in rapidly developing areas of science and engineer- 
ing or those areas subject to multiple investigations and interests. Rice has also 
established ties with other Houston universities and the Texas Medical Center to 
enable graduate students to receive training in computational biology^ research, 
to earn separate degrees simultaneously, or to focus their doctoral study on the 
specialized field of medical ethics. 



Information for Gradi'ate Students 63 



Interdepartmental and Cooperative Programs Chart 



Program 



Degrees Offered 



Departments/Areas 
of Concentration 



\ 



Interdepartmental Programs 



Applied Physics 


Master's, PhD 


Departments of physics and itstronomy, chemistry, 
electricd and computer engineering,' mechanical 
engineering and materiiils sciences, bioengineering, 
computationid and applied mathematics, chemical and 
biomolecular engineering, and civil and environmental 
engineering: sciences that underiie importimt new 
;uid emerging technologies. Contact; Rice Qu;uitum 
Institute, 713-348-6356 or qu;uitum@rice.edu. 


Computational Science 
and Engineering 


Masters, PhD 


Modern computational techniques iuid use of power- 
ful, new computers in research, development, and 
design involving the following departments: com- 
putational and applied mathematics, biochemistry 
;uid cell biolog\', earth sciences, computer science, 
chemical and biomolecular engineering, electrical 
and computer engineering, civi and environmental 
engineering, and stiitistics. Contact: 713-348-4657 
or caam@c'aam. rice.edu. 


Education Certification 


MAT 


Secondary teaching certification in conjunction with 
BA in major field 


Environmental Analysis and 
Decision Making 


MS 


Departments of computational and appUed mathemat- 
ics, statistics, civil and environmental engineering, 
chemistry, earth science, ecology and evolutionary 
biology, mechanical engineering and materials science, 
chemical and biomolecular engineering, sociology, 
electrical and computer engineering, management, 
and natural sciences. Contact Professional Master's 
Program: 713-348-3188 orprofms@rice.edu. 


Materials Science and Engineering 


Master's, PhD 


Departments of chemistry, electrical and 
computer engineering, mechanical engineer- 
ing and materials sciences, chemical and bio- 
molecular engineering, and physics. Contact: 
713-348-4906 or mems@rice.edu. 


Nanoscale Physics 


MS 


Departments of physics and astronomy, electrical 
and computer engineering, chemistry, management, 
and natural sciences. Contact Professional Master's 
Program: 713-348-3188 orproftns@rice.edu. 


Study of Women and Gender 


Graduate Certificate 


Departmentsin anthropoloey, English, French, history, 
linguistics, philosophy, ana religious studies 


Subsurf^ace Geoscience 


MS 


Departments in earth science, chemistry, statistics, 
management, sociology, and natural sciences. Contact 
Professional Master's' Program: 713-348-3188 or 
profms@rice.edu. 



CooPERAnvE Programs 



' Joint Programs in Biomedical Ethics 






MA, PhD 



Religious studies degree with the University of 
Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Contact: 
713-348-5201 orreli@rice.edu 

Philosophy degree with the Baylor College of Medicine 
and the Institute of ReUgion. Contact: 713-348-4994 
or phil@rice.edu. 



Joint Program in Computational 
Biology 



Training opportunities for 
PhD students 



Research in a lab setting, seminars and w ork-shops, and 
access to advanced resources of W.M. Keck Center for 
Computational Biology (fellowships available); 
with Bavlor College of Medicine and the Uni- 
versity of Houston. Contact: 713-348-4752 or 
bioc@rice.edu. 



Joint Programs with Medical Colleges 



MD/PhD, MD/MA, 
MD/MS 



Combined MD and advanced research degree 
for research careers in medicine; with Baylor 
College of Medicine. Contact: 713-348-5869 
or bioeng@rice.edu. 



64 Information for Graduate Students 

ACADEMIC Regulations 



Requirements for Graduate Study 

Graduate students must meet the following minimums, deadlines, and course or 
grade requirements to graduate in good standing from the university. Some depart- 
ments may hav^e stricter policies and/or requirements. 

Residency — Master's students must complete at least one semester enrolled 
in full-time study in a graduate program at Rice Universit)^. PhD students must 
be enrolled at least four semesters in full-time study at Rice University . 

Full-time study — Semester course load for full-time students is 9 hours, or 
more as required by specific departments. Graduate programs at Rice gener- 
ally require full-time study. 

Part-time study — Admission of part-time students requires departmental 
permission, and students must register for at least 3 hours in a semester. All 
time-to-degree requirements apply to part-time students. 

Time to degree — PhD students are required to complete their program, includ- 
ing thesis defense, within ten years of initial enrollment in the degree program. 
All masters students are required to complete their program, including thesis 
defense, within five years of initial enrollment. In both cases, students have a 
limit of six additional months from the date of defense to submit their theses 
to the Office of Graduate Studies. These time boundaries include any period 
in which the student was not enrolled or enrolled part-time, for whatever 
reason. 

Time to candidacy — PhD students must be approved for candidacy before 
the beginning of the ninth semester of their residency at Rice. Masters 

students must be approved for candidacy before the beginning of the fifth 
semester of their residency at Rice. 

Time to defense — PhD students must defend their theses before the 
end of the l6th semester of their residency at Rice. Masters students must 
defend their theses before the end of the eighth semester of their residency 
at Rice. 

Time to thesis submission — After candidates successfully pass the oral 
examination in defense of the thesis, they must submit two signed copies of 
the thesis to the Office of Graduate Studies no later than six months from the 
date of the examination. 

Credit for previous degrees — For students who enter a doctoral program 
with a master's degree, completed at Rice or elsewhere, departments should 
determine the amount of previous work, if any, that will be counted from 
the master's degree at issue toward the doctoral degree. Any^ such credit of 
one semester or more toward doctoral requirements will result in an equal 
reduction of the time allowed for (1) the achievement of candidacy, (2) the 
defense of the PhD thesis, and (3) the total time to the doctoral degree. The 
maximum credit allowed for students with master's degrees from Rice will 
be six semesters, and the maximum credit allowed for students with master's 
degrees from outside Rice wUl be two semesters. 
Minimum hours — Students must register for at least 3 hours in a semester. 

Course registration — Students may register for courses of study and drop or 
add courses only with the approval of their adviser or the department chair. 

Deadlines — Students must obsers^e all deadlines listed in the Academic 
Calendar (pages viii-xiv). 

Grades — To graduate, students must achieve at least a B- (2.67) grade point 
average in courses counted toward the graduate degree. Some programs and 



Information iDR Gradhvif Students 65 

departments have more stringent standards To compute grade point averages, 
the credits attempted in semester hours tor each course and the points for the 
grade earned (fromA+ = 4.33 to F = 0.00) are muhiplied,then the products 
(one for each course) are added together and the sum is divided by the total 
credits attempted. See also Probationary Status (page (^7). 
Pass/Fail — All students, except Class III students, may take course(s) Pass/Fail 
outside their department.Hiey must hie a course as Pass/Fail no later than the 
end of the lOth week of classes; ho\ve\er. the\ ma> later convert a Pass/Fail 
to a graded course by hling the appropriate paperwork with the registrar. 
Students should be aware that while a grade of P does not affect their (irade 
Point A\erage. a grade of F does. 

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory — Some departments may assign a grade of S 
or r. Students should be aware that while a grade of S or U does not affect 
their (irade PointAverage.no credit will be awarded if a grade of II is received. 
Courses with a grade of S will count towards total credits earned. 
Departmental duties — In most research degree programs, students must 
undertake a limited amount of teaching or perform other services as part of 
their training.Assigned duties should not entail more than 10 hours per week, 
averaged over the semester, or extend over more than eight semesters. 

Employment — Students receiving a stipend may accept employment only 
with the approval of their home academic department. Students working for 
more than 20 hours per week are not normally eligible for full-time status. 
Continuous enrollment — Students must maintain continuous program 
involvement and enrollment unless granted an official leave of absence. See 
Leaves or Withdrawals (page 66) for more information. 

Candidacy, Oral Examinations, and the Thesis 

Approval of Candidacy — (Candidacy marks a midpoint in the course of graduate 
education. Achieving candidacy for the PhD implies that a graduate student has: 
(a) completed required course work, (b) passed required exams to demonstrate 
his/her comprehensive grasp of the subject area, (c) demonstrated the ability for 
clear oral and written communication, and (d) shown the ability to carry on schol- 
arly work in his/her subject area. Requirements for achieving candidacy for the 
thesis Masters degree are determined at the departmental level. Students enrolled 
in research degree programs submit their petitions for candidacy for a master's 
or doctoral degree through the department chair to the vice provost for research 
and graduate studies. In the petition sent to the vice provost, the department chair 
identifies the students thesis director, recommends a thesis committee, certifies 
that the applicant has fulfilled the departmental requirements, and provides a 
course transcript as evidence that work completed within the department is of 
high quality. 

Students must file their applications for approval of PhD and MA/MS candidacy in 
the Office of Graduate Studies on or before November I for mid-year conferral and 
on or before February I for May commencement. Students may take the final oral 
examination in defen.se of their thesis only after the vice provost for research and 
graduate studies approves their candidacy. PhD students must be approved for 
candidacy before the beginning of the ninth semester of their residency at Rice. 
Master's students must be approved for candidacy before the beginning of the fifth 
semester of their residency at Rice. 

Thesis Committee — ^The thesis committee administers the oral examination 
for the students thesis defense and has final approval/disappRnal authority and 
responsibility for the written thesis. 



66 Information for Graduate Students 

A thesis committee is composed of at least three members. Two, including the 
committee chair, must be members of the student's department faculty; in doctoral 
thesis committees, one member must be from another department within the uni- 
versity. At least three members of the committee must meet one of the following 
requirements: 

• Tenured or tenure-track members of the Rice faculty ■. - 

• Research facult)^ holding the rank of faculty fellow, senior faculty fellow, or 
distinguished faculty^ fellow 

• Facult}' who have been certified as thesis committee members by the vice 
provost for research and graduate studies • * . , , 

The committee chair need not be the thesis director. The chair, however, must be 
either a tenured or tenure-track member of the major department or a research 
facults^ member of the major department. Additional members of the committee, 
who may or may not meet the above criteria, may be selected with the approval of 
the department chair. These would be in addition to the three required members. 

Candidates are responsible for keeping the members of their committee informed 
about the nature and progress of their research.They also must establish a schedule 
for thesis completion and review. The members of the committee, in turn, should 
review the thesis in a timely manner, approving a preliminar}^ form of the thesis 
before scheduling the oral examination. 

Oral Examination in Defense of Thesis — ^The public oral defense of a thesis 
is intended to be an examination of a completed body of work and should be 
scheduled only when the dissertation is essentially completed. The defense should 
be scheduled by the student after consultation with the thesis adviser, who agrees 
that the thesis is completed and ready to be defended. All members of the thesis 
committee must be present for the oral defense. A candidate must be enrolled in 
the semester in which his or her oral examination is held. For the purpose of the 
oral defense only, enrollment in a semester is considered valid through the Friday 
of the first week of class of the following semester. 

At least one copy of the thesis must be available in the departmental office not less 
than two calendar weeks prior to the date of the oral defense. Oral examinations for 
the doctoral degree must be announced in Rice News at least one week in advance. 
Oral examination announcements can be submitted to Rice News by entering the 
information into the Graduate StudentsThesis DefenseAnnouncement form. (Specific 
instructions should be requested by^ sending e-mail to graduate@rice.edu when the 
student has set the date for the defense. The words "Rice News defense announce- 
ment" need to appear in the subject line of the e-mail.) An automatically generated 
e-mail will be sent to Rice News once the defense form has been submitted. 

Students should note that material printed in Rice Neivs must be submitted at least 
two weeks before publication; the Rice Neivs calendar editor can provide specific 
submission dates. PhD candidates therefore should begin scheduling their oral 
defenses at least three weeks in advance. 

Oral examinations for the master's degree require only that public notice of the 
oral defense be posted on the department bulletin board one week in advance and 
a copy sent to the Office of Graduate Studies. 

The length of the oral examination and the subject matter on which the candidate is 
questioned are left to the judgment of the committee.After candidates successfully 
pass the oral examination in defense of the thesis, they must submit two signed 
copies of the thesis to the Office of Graduate Studies no later than six months from 
the date of the examination. If the thesis is not ready for final signature by the end 



Information for Graduate Students 67 

of the six-month period, the "pass" will be revoked and an additional oral defense 
will need to be scheduled. Extensions of this six-month period for completion with- 
out reexamination will be granted only in rare circumstances. Applications for an 
extension must be made by the candidate with the unanimous support of the thesis 
committee and approved by the Office of Graduate Studies. Students passing the 
oral examination on or before the end of the first week of classes of any semester 
do not have to register for that or any subsequent semester even though they may 
be continuing to make minor revisions to the final copy of their thesis. 

Should a candidate fail, the committee chair may schedule a second examination. 
Students who fail a second time must withdraw from the university. 

Students must send a copy of their approval of candidacy form, signed by the thesis 
committee signifying successful defense of the thesis, to the Office of Graduate 
Studies within one week after the oral examination. The original approval of can- 
didacy form must be turned in when the thesis is submitted. 

PhD students must defend their theses before the end of the l6th semester of their 
residency at Rice. Master's students must defend their theses before the end of the 
eighth semester of their residency at Rice. 

Thesis Regulations and Procedures — ^The thesis is the principal record of a 
student's work for an advanced degree. It is permanently preserved in the library. 
Instructions for thesis submission and guidelines for thesis formatting are provided 
by the Office of Graduate Studies at the time of approval of candidacy. Additional 
copies of these instructions are available from the graduate studies office and can 
also be accessed on the Rice website at: http://rgs.rice.edu/grad/policies/thesis. 

Students must have the original signatures of their thesis committee on two title 
pages of their dissertation. Students submitting a dissertation for the PhD, DArch, 
or DMA must fill out a Survey of Earned Doctorates form. All students submitting 
theses, whether for master's or doctoral degrees, must complete a University Mi- 
crofilm contract. Students must pay their fees for microfilming and binding their 
theses to the cashier before submitting the two copies to the Office of Graduate 
Studies for approval.The thesis may be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies 
at any time; however students must meet the deadline for the thesis submission 
listed in the Academic Calendar (pages viii-xiv). 

Leaves or Withdrawals 

Leave of Absence — A leave of absence is granted only by the Office of Graduate 
Studies upon the recommendation of the department chair and only to graduate 
students in good standing with the university'. Students must obtain approval for 
a leave before the academic semester in question. These requests, approved by 
the department, must be received in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies 
prior to the first day of classes. 

Leaves are not granted after students register for courses or after the registration 
period passes. Normally, students may take a leave of absence for no more than 
two consecutive semesters. Students must pay a reinstatement fee of $ 100 on their 
return from an official leave. 

Short Term Medical and Parental Leave — ^If a graduate student cannot fulfill 
the duties of his or her appointment due to a medical emerency or the adop- 
tion or birth of a child, enrollment and stipend support may be continued for 
up to six weeks or until the appointment expires (which ever occurs first). 
Complete guidelines for obtaining a short term or parental leave are available at: 
http://rgs.rice.edu/Grad/Policies/med-mat-leave.cfm 



68 Information for Graduate Students 

Withdrawal and Readmission — Students who wish to withdraw from Rice during 
the semester, for any reason, are to notif>^ the chair of their academic department 
in writing (see Refund of Tuition and Fees, pages 44-45). Failure to register for 
any period without a leave of absence granted by the Office of Graduate Studies 
constitutes a de facto withdrawal. 

The university may insist on a student's involuntary withdrawal if, in the judgement 
of the vice provost for research and graduate studies, the student; 

• Poses a threat to the lives or safety of him/herself or other members of the 
Rice community 

• Has a medical or psychological problem that cannot be properly treated in 
the university setting 

• Has a medical condition or demonstrates behavior that seriously interferes 
with the education of other members of the Rice community' 

Students who later wish to resume study, whether after voluntary or involuntary 
withdrawal, must reapply to the imiversit). Readmission requires the recommenda- 
tion of the department chair and the approval of the vice provost for research and 
graduate studies. Accepted students must pay a readmission fee of $300. 

Students who withdraw for medical reasons must meet certain conditions when 
applying for readmission. They must submit a written petition for readmission 
to the Office of Graduate Studies at least one month before the start of the se- 
mester in which they wish to resume their work at Rice. They must also provide 
evidence from a health professional that they have resolved the problems lead- 
ing to their withdrawal. Some cases may require an interview with the director 
of the Rice Counseling Center, with the director of Student Health Services or 
their designees. 

NonenroUment — Students may not do degree work at Rice or work involving Rice 
facultN- or facilities during any period of nonenrollment, except during the period 
following successful oral defense prior to submission of the final thesis. 

Drop/Add 

During the first two weeks of classes, all students may change their registration 
without a penalty fee by adding or dropping courses with the appropriate adviser's 
approval. Students must obtain the instructor's permission and the adviser's ap- 
proval to add a course after the second week of classes. Students may not add 
courses after the fourth week of classes without the permission of the Office of 
Graduate Studies. 

Students may not drop courses after the end of the 10th week of classes, except 
by approval of the Office of Graduate Studies (a $50 fee is assessed for courses 
dropped after the 10th week by non-first-semester students) .The student's request 
to drop a course must be approved by the student's advisor and then forwarded 
to the vice provost for consideration. 

Students who add or drop courses after the second week but before the deadlines 
noted above are charged for each drop/add form submitted according to the fee 
schedule (see page 23). . 

ACADEMIC Discipline 

Probationary Status — Students whose cumulative grade point average or the 
average for the most recently completed semester falls below 2.33 are placed on 
probationary status; some departments may have more stringent standards Although 



Information for Graduate Students 69 

the department in most cases sends the student a letter of warning, probationary 
status applies whether or not a letter has been issued.A second semester of proba- 
tionary' status leads to automatic dismissal by the Office of Graduate Studies unless 
the student's department presents a plea for exception that is approved by the 
vice provost for research and graduate studies. Departments are free to dismiss a 
student in the first semester of probationary^ status if they issue a warning before 
taking action. 

Dismissal — Reasons for student dismissal include unsatisfactory progress as 
determined by the student's department or behavior judged by Rice to be dis- 
ruptive or otherwise contrary to the best interests of either the university' or the 
student. ^ 

Appeal 

Students may petition the Office of Graduate Studies regarding the application 
of any academic regulation. Petitions should go through department chairs and 
divisional deans, who will be asked to comment on their merits. In some cases, the 
vice provost will seek the advice of the Graduate Council. For appeals regarding 
nonacademic matters, see the following section on problem resolution. 

Other Disciplinary Sanctions 

Additionally, the assistant dean of Student Judicial Programs may place students on 
probation or suspension for violating the Honor Code or Code of Student Conduct 
or for other disciplinary reasons. Students on disciplinary suspension (including 
for an Honor System violation) may not receive their degree even if they have met 
all academic requirements for graduation. They must leave the university' within 
48 hours of being informed of the dean's decision, though in cases of unusual 
hardship, the assistant dean of Student Judicial Programs may extend the deadline 
to one week. Any tuition refund will be prorated from the official date of suspen- 
sion, which is determined by the registrar. While on disciplinary suspension, stu- 
dents ma)' not run for, or hold, any elective or appointed office in any official Rice 
organization. Participation in student activities on and off campus and use of Rice 
facilities are limited to enrolled students. Students seeking admission after leaving 
the university because of a sanction imposed by the assistant dean should submit 
a petition in writing for review by the assistant dean. 

Procedures for Resolution of Problems 

Problems or conflicts may arise during a student's graduate education. Students 
should take responsibility for informing the appropriate faculty of any such 
problem. All parties involved should work together amicably with the goal of 
resolving the problem informally if at all possible. When attempts to resolve a 
problem informally do not meet with success, the following grievance procedure 
should be adopted. 

1 . The student should submit the grievance in writing to the departmental chair, 
who will then attempt to resolve the problem. 

2. If the student remains unsatisfied, the problem should be presented to a 
departmental committee for resolution.This committee should be a standing 
committee and not the student's own review or dissertation committee. Both 
the student and the chair should submit a written record of their views to 
this committee. 

3. If the student remains unsatisfied, the problem should be referred to a standing 
subcommittee designed at Graduate Council and composed of three faculty 



70 Information for Graduate Students 

members (representing diverse disciplines within the university), one gradu- 
ate student and the associate dean for graduate studies. A written report of 
proceedings at stage two should be presented to the chair of graduate council, 
for forwarding to the subcommittee, together with all other written materials 
generated during the investigation. The decision of this subcommittee will be 
considered final. 

Tuition, Fees, and Expenses 

The tuition and fees for graduate students in this section are for the 2005-2006 
academic year only and are subject to change in subsequent years. Current tuition 
and fees for all graduate students, full time and part time: 

Annual Semester Hour 

Tuition 

AU schools except Jones School $22,700 $11,350 $1,262 
Jones School MBA 

Start 2005 30,900 15,450 1,717 

Start 2004 30,000 15,000 1,667 
Jones School EMBA 

Start 2004 (2-year rate) 77,000 

Start 2005 (2-year rate) 78,300 
Fees 

Health service 350 175 

Graduate Student Association 20 10 

Honor Council 2 1 

Student Organizations Fund 8 4 

Information technology 120 60 

Jones School activities Qones School only) 70 35 

Jones School materials Clones School only) 1,350 675 

Aw^ay Status — Students pursuing their studies outside of the Houston area (students 
on "away " status) must be registered and pay tuition but are not required to pay the 
fees listed above, with the exception of the information technology fee. 

Reduced Tuition — After six semesters of full-time study in one degree program 
(excluding the summer semesters), continuing students enter a reduced-tuition 
category of $1,262 per year ($631 per semester). Students who are admitted with 
a relevant master's degree, i.e., a master's degree that counts toward a doctoral 
program at Rice, may become eligible for reduced tuition earlier than those enter- 
ing a doctoral program without a relevant master's degree. Semesters credited 
toward reduced tuition will generally be limited to one degree program. In ex- 
traordinary circumstances, the Office of Graduate Studies may consider petitions 
for exceptions. 

Health Insurance — ^All students, full time or part time — including those on away 
status — must carry health insurance (see page 11). 

Other Fees — ^Unless students elect a special payment plan, they must pay all tuition 
and fees for the fall semester by the middle of August, and for the spring semester 
by the end of the first week of January. Past these deadlines, a late payment penalty 
of $140 will be assessed. 

Other fees applicable under special circumstances: 

Preceptorship (per semester) $210 

Internship (per semester) 210 

Study abroad fee-Fall 2005 140 



Inforaution for Graduate Students 71 

Study abroad fec-Spring 2006 250 

Study abroad fee-Summer 2006 250 

Graduate application fee 35 

Jones School application fee: xMBA 100 

Jones School application fee: EMBA 100 

Part-time registration fee 115 

Late registration fee 110 

Failure to preregister fee 60 

Late course change fee 
Adds: 

Week 1-2 Free 

Week 3-4 $ 10 

Week 5 and after 50 

Drops: 

Weeks 1-4 Free 

Weeks 5-10 10 

Week 1 1 and after 50 

Deferred Payment Plan late fee 35 

Diploma fee: sheepskin 105 

Diploma fee: parchment 35 

Diploma fee: facsimile 15 

Diploma mailing fee: domestic 25 

Diploma mailing fee: air mail 30 

Transcript fee 5 

Class III registration fee 115 

Class III late application fee 80 

Class III late registration fee 110 

Intramural fee 15 

Readmission fee: graduate students only 300 

Reinstatement fee: graduate students only 100 

Replacement ID 10 

For more information, see Refund of Tuition and Fees (pages 44-45). 

Financial Aid 

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Assistantships 

A range of fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships are available at Rice. Most 
graduate students in degree programs requiring a thesis are supported by fellow- 
ships or research assistantships. 

Rice Graduate Fellowships — Doctoral students with high academic records 
and strong qualifications receive support through Rice fellowships. In most cases, 
these fellowships provide a stipend plus tuition for the nine-month academic period. 
Departments may nominate particularly outstanding entering students for a Rice 
Presidential Fellowship. 

Rice Graduate Tuition Scholarships — Students whose previous records show 
marked promise but for whom no graduate fellowships are available may receive 
full or partial graduate tuition scholarships, which do not include a stipend. 

Research and Teaching Assistantships — Usually funded from grants and con- 
tracts, research assistantships are available in many departments. Qualified students 
(usually second-\'ear or later) receive these awards to provide assistance on faculty 
research projects, work that usually contributes to the student's own thesis. In 



72 Inforaution for Graduate Stl^dents 

some departments, a limited number of teaching assistantships may be available 
to advanced students. 

Fellowship, scholarship, and assistantship recipients are selected by the individual 
departments,subject to the approval of the Office of Graduate Studies. Students should 
send their applications for such awards directly to the department involed. 

To receive Rice fellowships, graduate tuition scholarships, or assistantship aid, stu- 
dents must be engaged in full-time graduate study; part-time students and students 
who are not enrolled are not eligible for such aid. 

Students receiving stipends from fellowships or assistantships may not accept any 
regular paid employment on or off campus without the explicit permission of the 
department. Full-time students, whether receiving stipend support or not, may not 
accept paid employment in excess of 20 hours per week. 

LOANS AND Work-Study Financial Aid 

In addition to fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships, the Office of Student 
Financial Services offers assistance in the form of loans. Interested students must 
file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Rice Graduate Financial 
Aid Application or a Rice Jones School Application and submit copies of income 
tax returns and W-2's.The priority deadline to apply is April 15. CLoan assistance 
through Rice is not available to Master of Liberal Studies students.) 

To be eligible to apply for loans and federal work-study employment, graduate 
students must maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by their depart- 
ments. Should a graduate student fail to make satisfactory^ academic progress, the 
student's aid eligibility will be terminated. Graduate students who enroll for less 
than 5 hours in a term will not be eligible for financial aid. 

Stafford Student Loans — ^These are low-interest loans made to students attend- 
ing the university at least half-time. Subsidized Stafford loans require need-based 
financial aid eligibility, but unsubsidized Stafford loans are available to aU students. 
Stafford loan eligibilit}^ is subject to annual and lifetime borrowing limits. 

Loan Counseling — Students who are recipients of federal student loans will be 
required to complete online loan entrance counseling before funds will be cred- 
ited to student accounts. Students also will be required to complete online exit 
counseling at the completion of a program of study at Rice. Failure to complete 
online exit counseling will result in a transcript hold. 

Private Loan Programs — Private loans are available to graduate and MBA stu- 
dents. These loans are not based on need but do require credit approval from the 
lender and cannot exceed the student's cost of education, as determined by Rice, 
minus other resources. 

Special Loan Programs — ^A Gulf Oil Corporation Foundation Loan Fund and 
the Benjamin S. Lindsey and Veola Noble Lindsey Memorial Loan Fund are avail- 
able to help students working toward a degree meet their educational expenses, 
but funds are limited. Interested students may contact the Office of Student 
Financial Services. 

The Mary Lyn and Niles Moseley Loan Fund and the Professor John A. S. 
Adams, Sr., Memorial Graduate Student Loan Fund — ^These fimds provide 
financial assistance, in the form of loans, to graduate students at Rice University. 
Students wishing to apply for such a loan should obtain an application from the 
Graduate Studies Office. Guidelines for the program are: 

• Individual loans are made for an amount not to exceed $1,500. 



Information for Graduate Students 73 

• Loans are made for a period of up to one year and, upon request, may be 
renewable annually. 

• The interest rate applicable to these loans is determined by the universit)^ 

• Graduate students must be enrolled on a full-time basis to be eligible to 
apply for a loan and must maintain full enrollment during the full term of 
the loan. 

• Upon completion, applications are submitted to the vice provost for research 
and graduate studies for approval. 

• Loans are available during the full course of the academic year. 

• Loans must be repaid before graduation. 

Emergency Loan Fund — Established through gifts from the Graduate Wives Club 
of 1 9"'2-73 ,the Graduate Student Association, and various faculty members, this fund 
makes available emergency loans to help graduate students at Rice with short-term 
needs. Loans are limited to $250 and must be repaid within three months. In lieu 
of interest, a charge of $5 per loan is assessed to maintain the fund. 

Summer Aid — Graduate students are eligible to apply for private educational loans 
if the)' are registered during the summer term. 

Other Fellowships, Honors, and Prizes — ^Provisions are made for a variety 
of fellowships, scholarships, and prizes available to graduates of this and other 
universities. Memorial fellowships that have been founded and endowed by gift 
or bequest on the part of friends of Rice Universit}' provide stipends enabling the 
holders to devote their time to study and research in their chosen fields. There 
are also several industrial fellowships maintained by companies interested in the 
development of technical fields and the training of competent scientists, engineers, 
and business executives. 

Persons desiring consideration for appointment as fellows should consult with the 
department in which they wish to do research. However, not all fellowships are 
available ever\^ year. 

Return of Title IV Funds — Students who receive federal funds as part of their aid 
packages and do not complete the academic term may be subject to returning a 
portion of those funds. Contact student Fianancial Services for information about 
policies and procedures regarding the return of Title IV funds. 

Graduate Student Life 

Graduate Student Association 

All full-time students in the graduate program are members of the Graduate Student 
Association, which is the sole organization representing graduate students as a body. 
The governing body of this organization is the Graduate Student Association (x)uncil, 
consisting of a representative from each department offering graduate study and 
a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer elected by the council. Gradu- 
ate students also participate in university affairs through their representatives on 
many standing and ad hoc university committees, such as the Graduate Council, 
the Research Council, and various department committees. 

(^ne of the functions of the Graduate Student Association is to encourage social 
interaction among graduate students from different departments. To that end, the 
association organizes a variety' of social activities open to all members of the gradu- 
ate student bod\'. 



74 Information for Graduate Stltdents 

Housing for Graduate Students '^ 

The Rice Graduate Apartments are housed in a garden-style complex located on 
a 2.7-acre site just north of campus. The project features attractive landscaping 
and good lighting in all common areas, designed to enhance both the security 
and the aesthetics of pedestrian, bike, auto paths, parking, and recreational areas. 
Electronically controlled gates for both pedestrian and vehicular paths are provided. 
Handicap accessibility also is an important feature. A shuttle bus travels back and 
forth between the apartments and campus. 

There are 112 units, including one-bedroom, two-bedroom, four-bedroom, and 
efficiency apartments. The complex is designed with a centrally located space 
for social activities, a laundr}' room on each floor, a study room equipped with 
computers, enclosed areas with locks for bike racks, and two courtyards. Every apart- 
ment has a living area, a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV connection, and a network 
drop for a personal computer. Housing is assigned on a space-available basis. Call 
713-348-GRAD (4723) for further information. 

The Morningside Square Apartments are two-story 1950s-vintage units located in 
a quiet neighborhood adjacent to Rice Village. They are within a short walking 
distance to campus, restaurants, and shopping areas. The complex is attractively 
landscaped and offers gated and covered parking. 

There are 53 units, including one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apart- 
ments. The common hallways, bedrooms, and living rooms feature oak hardwood 
flooring. Kitchens are equipped with a refrigerator and gas range. All units have 
ceiling fans, a gas furnace, and window air conditioners. Basic cable TV is provided, 
and a coin-operated laundry is available on site. Apartments are assigned on a space- 
available basis. Call 713-524-1275 for further information. 

The Information Desk, the Office of Student Activities, and the Graduate Student As- 
sociation keep records of available rooms and apartments listed with the university 
by area landlords. The daily newspaper and a weekly Greensheet are other sources 
of rental housing information. Incoming graduate students should arrive in Houston 
several days early to allow themselves time to find suitable housing. 

HEALTH Insurance Requirements for Graduate Students 

Paying the student health service fee gives graduate students access to both the 
Student Health Service and Rice Counseling Center (see pages 11-12). New gradu- 
ate students may not register for or attend classes until they have completed and 
returned the health data form to Rice and have met the immunization and TB 
screening requirements. 

All graduate students must have health insurance purchased through Rice or 
provided by an outside source. Students may purchase insurance through the uni- 
versity. Rice's group coverage for the 2005-2006 academic year is effective from 
12:01 A.M., August 15, 2005, until 12:01 A.M.August 15, 2006. Dependent coverage 
is also available.A description of the policy and the application form can be found 
on the Web at http://studenthealthinsurance.rice.edu. A waiver form, if outside 
insurance is provided, also can be found at this site. Students should submit either 
the application or waiver by August 15 each year. 

Class III Students in Nondegree Programs 

Students with a 3. 00 (B) or better grade average and an undergraduate or graduate 
degree from an accredited college or university^ may apply for admission as Class III 
students. These students may take courses for credit without being admitted to a 
specific degree program. Registration requires the permission of the instructor and 



Information for Gradiath Sitdents 75 

approval by the vice provost for research and graduate studies. Class III students 
must register for at least 3 hours and cannot take courses on a pass/fail or satisfac- 
tory/unsatisfactor\' basis. Class III students must receive at least a B for all classes 
taken or they will not be allowed to remain in the Class III program. 

Students may not use courses taken under this arrangement to fulfill the require- 
ments for a Rice degree unless and until they have been accepted into a degree 
program by an academic department (as well as, in the case of graduate students, 
b)' the \'ice provost for research and graduate studies) and received department 
approval; students are responsible for obtaining the proper approvals. Students 
may request that the department allow up to 3 courses taken as Class III to count 
toward their graduate degree. 

Applications for Class III 

Applications and course request forms are available from the Office of Graduate 
Studies. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities the student has attended 
should be mailed directly by the institutions to the Office of Graduate Studies. Students 
who were previously Class III students must complete a new application (without 
transcripts) for each such semesterAll application materials are due by the workday 
closest to August I for fall semester courses and December 1 for spring semester 
courses. Late applications are not considered after classes have begun. Individuals 
applying as Class III students for the summer term should apply to the Summer 
School for College Students (see page 36). 

Tuition and Fees for Class III 

The tuition for 2005-2()()6 is $ 1 ,262 per semester hour, plus a $ 1 1 5 registration fee 
each semester. All fees are payable during registration. Students failing to submit 
their applications by the deadline must pay a late application fee of $80, and stu- 
dents registering after the second week of class must pay a $110 late registration 
fee and may also have to pay a late payment fee. For some courses, students may 
be charged for computer time. If a class fills with degree students, instructors may 
drop Class III students up to the end of the third week of class. In that case, the 
tuition (less $30 of the registration fee) will be refunded. Please see page 36 for 
information pertaining to summer school. 



76 Information for Graduate Students 




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Air Force Science 



Commander and Professor 

Colonel David L. Mintz 

Associate Professors 

Captain Vince Terrell 
Captain Kareem Owens 
V Lieutenant Malcolm Byrd 

The Air Force ROTC program develops responsible, competent men and women 
prepared to assume leadership positions as commissioned officers in the active 
duty United States Air Force. Upon completion of the curriculum, students wiU 
have an understanding of the core values and the professional discipline of a military 
career. For more information on the Air Force Science program, contact the Air Force 
Science Department at the University of Houston by calling 713-743-4932. 

Course Credit 

ROTC classes may be taken for elective credit toward any degree plan at the Uni- 
versity of Houston as well as Rice University. Freshman and sophomore level classes 
are open to all students. No military obligation is incurred as a result of enrollment 
m these courses. Junior and senior level courses are more restrictive and do require 
a military obligation. ROTC scholarship students also incur a military obligation. 
Four-Year Program 

The General Military Course (CMC) is the first half of the Four-Year Program and is 
taken during the freshman and sophomore years.This program aUows the student 
to try out Air Force ROTC without obligation (unless the student is on an Air Force 
ROTC scholarship). 

During the first two years, the student wiU learn about the Air Force and the histori- 
cal development of aerospace power. 

During the summer preceding the junior year, the student will compete for the op- 
portunity to attend a four-week Field Training Unit. Successful completion of field 
trammg is mandatory for entrance into the Professional Officer Course (POC) the 
junior and senior years of the Four-Year Program. 

As a junior the student will study the leadership and management techniques 
needed to become an effective Air Force officer. 

During the senior year, students study the national security policy process and 
regional issues while preparing for entrance to active duty. 

Enrollment in the POC is open to graduate students if they have four semesters of 
school remaining. Each semester of the POC consists of three classroom hours of 
mstruction as well as Leadership Laboratory each week. 

Two-Year Program 

The two-year program bypasses the General Military Course (CMC) portion of the 
Pour-Year Program and leads directly into the Professional Officer Course (POC). 
This route is the best option for junior coUege transfer students, current college 
sophomores, college juniors and active duty personnel who have two years of school 
remaming.The student can be completing an undergraduate degree, a graduate 
degree, or a combination of the two. Requirements for POC include- 



Air Force Science 79 

1. Attending an extended Field Training Unit the summer prior to entering the 
two \ ear program or the summer between the junior and senior \ ear 

2. Achieving an acceptable score on the Air Force Officer Quality ing Test 
(AFOQT) 

3. Passing a complete medical ph> sical 

4. Passing the Air Force Ph)sical Fitness Test (PFT) 

Students entering the POC must enter into a contract to pursue and accept a regular 
commission in the active Air Force. 

LEADERSHIP LABORATORY 

As an Air Force ROrc cadet, each student will be required to attend an additional 
class known as Leadership Laboratory. 

Although it is not part of the academic class requirement, it is an essential part of 
officer training. Leadership Laboratory is a motivational, cadet-centered program 
where the student gains valuable leadership and managerial experience while 
learning about the Air Force way of life. On occasion, the student will have the op- 
portunit)' to hear guest speakers discuss a variety of interesting topics. 

AFROTC Scholarship Opportunities 

Air Force ROTC~ offers four different scholarship opportunities for students at the 
LIniversit) of Houston and Rice Universit}': 

In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP) — is a highh' competitive scholarship 
program aimed primarih at college freshmen and sophomores in any major (students 
with a bachelor's degree can compete to earn a mater's degree). The ICSP awards 
cover tuition capped at either SI 5,000 per year plus $510 per year for books or 
S9.0()0 per year plus $510 per year for books. 

The Express Scholarship Program — ^is operated on a full) qualified basis: those 
\\ iio meet the qualifications are awarded the scholarship. Though the list of eligible 
college majors differs from year to year, the express scholarship pays up to $ 1 5,000 
tuition per year and $510 for books. The processing of the scholarship award is 
completed at the local detachment. 

General Military Course Incentive (POCI) — ^is a fully qualified scholarship 
program open to college students in the spring semester of their sophomore >'ear. 
This program is open to students in am major.The GMCI provides up to $ 1,500 in 
tuition and fees for eligible students. The GMCI does not pay for books. 

Professional Officer Course Incentive (POCI) — is a fulh' qualified scholarship 
program open to college students in their junior or senior )'ear (or to those with a 
bachelor's degree who will pursue a master's degree). P(^CI is open to any major. 
The P(X:i provides up to $3,000 in tuition and fees each year and $450 per year 
for books. PO(>I may be paid for up to two years. 

Stipend 

All AFROTC scholarship recipients and POC cadets receive a nontaxable monthly 
stipend. The annual stipend amoimt ranges from around $2, ()()() per year to 4,000 
per year depending on the recipient's enrollment year. 

For additional information on AFROTC scholarship opportunities, please visit 
the AFROTC website at www.afrotc.com or call 1-800-4 AFROTC. 

FIELD Training (FT) 

C^adets completing the General Military Course attend four weeks of field train- 
ing (FT) during the summer at a selected Air Force base. Those who have not 
completed the GMC attend an extended FT Unit. This rigorous program of leader- 



80 Departments /Air Force Science 

ship training, physical conditioning and academics assesses the cadet's potential 
to be an Air Force officer. 

Cadets also receive survival and firearms training, career information, and an op- 
portunity for a military aircraft orientation flight. Cadets receive travel pay and 
daily pay for FT. . 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING (PDT) 

Cadets are eligible to compete to attend PDT during simimer months. . . 

PDT consists of several programs, including: . .. - 

• Army Airborne , . 

• United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Survival Training . . , . 

• USAFA Soaring . ., ^ : ,} 

• USAFA Freefall Parachute Training . - ",: ' ;:/''' 

• Cadet Training Assistant ' 

• The British Exchange program 

Cadets receive travel pay and daily pay for the majority of these programs. 

For more information contact Colonel David Mintz at 713-743-4932, or visit the 
University of Houston Air Force website at www.uh.edu/afrotc. 

See AFSC in the Courses of Instruction section (these are University of 
Houston listings). 



81 

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations 
The School of Humanities 

Director and Advisor Assistant Professors 

Donald Ray Morrison David Cook 

Professors Eva Haverkamp 

James D. Faubion Scott McGill 

Michael Maas Caroline Quenemoen 

Roderick J. Mcintosh Lecturer 

Susan Keech Mcintosh Kristine Gilmartin Wallace 

Donald Ray Morrison Visiting Assistant Professor 

Harvey E.Yunis EricAdler 

Associate Professors 

Matthias Henze 

Hilar)' S. Mackie 

Carol E. Quillen 

Paula Sanders 



DEGREE Offered: BA 

This interdisciplinar)' major in the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, Judaism, 
earh Christianity, and early Islam, as well as their antecedents, explores these tradi- 
tions both for their intrinsic interest and for the contributions each has made to 
contemporary Western society . Our combined focus on ancient cultural history- in 
its broadest sense and on perspectives offered by cultural criticism enables students 
to examine the beginnings of the civilization in which they now participate. 

Courses for this major address common questions about the transmission and trans- 
formation of cultures in the ancient Mediterranean world. Students examine sources, 
such as texts, artifacts, and institutions that illuminate the process.They study how 
shifting cultural centers and frontiers in this world are delineated, and they explore 
the general integration and disintegration of specific ancient cultures. This major 
also offers opportunities for archaeological fieldwork and study abroad. 

Rice is a sponsor of theAmerican School of Classical Studies at Athens, the American 
School of Oriental Research, and the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in 
Rome. Students majoring in Ancient iMediterranean Civilizations are encouraged to 
stud}' in these programs as well as in the College Year in Athens program. 

Degree Requirements for BA in 
Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations 

Students must take one course from three of the five following categories: 1) 
Graeco-RomanCivilization,2) Islamic Civilization,3)Jewish Civilization, 4) Christian 
Civilization, and 5)Archaeological Methods &Theory.In addition, students must take 
one course that addresses the creation, transmission, and reception of traditions 
in the Mediterranean world. Courses that meet this requirement are designated as 
"Themes Across Time." 

Students must also fulfill a comparative requirement by taking either one course 
that, in and of itself, treats two different cultural traditions (designated "(x)mpara- 
tive") or two separate courses on similar themes but from different cultures (e.g. 
Women in Greece & Rome. Women in the Islamic World). Although not required, 
courses in ancient languages are recommended. A minimum of five courses must 
be taken at the 300 level or above. 



82 Departments /Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations 



For general university requirements, see the Graduation Requirements in this 
publication. Majors in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations must complete at least 
thirty (30) semester hours (10 courses). Students must take a core course (HIST 
200, CLAS 107, or CLAS 108) near the beginning of their studies, and may select 
from the following courses to fuLfiU their requirements for the major. 

Please note that not all courses listed below will be offered during the academic 
year. For a current list of AMC courses that will be offered in fall 2005 and spring 
2006, please visit the AMC web site at http://amc.rice.edu. 



Core Courses 

CLAS 107 Greek Civilization and Its Legacy 
CLAS lOS Jioman Civilization and Its Legacy 
HIST 200 Origins of Western Civilizations: 
Ancient Empires 
HUMA 109 Greek Civilization and Its Legacy 

Graeco-Roman Civilization 

ANTH 32 1 Text as Property Property as Text: 

Across the Ages 

ANTH 325 Sex, Self, and Society in 

Ancient Greece 

ANTH 363 Early Civilizations 

CLAS 101 Socrates: The Man and 

His Philosophy 

CLAS 107 Greek Civilization and Its Legacy 

CL\S 108 Roman Civilization and Its Legacy 

CLAS 209 Greek and Roman Drama 

CLAS 220 The Novel in Classical Antiquity 

CLAS 225 Women in Greece and Rome 

CLAS 235 Classical Mythology: Interpretation, 

Origins, and Influence 

CLAS 3 1 1 Text as Property, Property as Text: 
Across the Ages 

CLAS 312 Greek Art and Architecture 
CLAS 315 Roman Art and Architecture 

CLAS 316 Democracy and Political Theory in 
Ancient Greece 

CLAS 318 The Invention of Paganism in the 
Roman Empire 

CLAS 320 The Age of Augustus 

CLAS 336 The Origin of the Languages 

of Europe 

a^^m Epic and Novel 

ENGL 335 Epic and Novel 

Y^YM \0\ Socrates: The Man and 

His Philosophy 

FSEM 151 The Hero and His Companion from 
Gilgamesh to Sam Spade 

GREE 101 Introduction to Ancient Greek I 



GREE 102 Elementary Greek H 

GREE 201 Intermediate Greek I: Prose 

GREE 202 Intermediate Greek II: Prose 

GREE 30 1 Advanced Greek 

HART 20^ Art as Civilization 

HART 218 Special Topics: Ancient Greek Sites 

HART 219 Independent Study: Ancient Art 

HART 228 Special Topics: Christian, 
Byzantine, and Islamic Art 

HART 11^ Independent Study: Christian, 
Byzantine, and Islamic Art 
HART 312 Greek Art and Architecture 
HART 3 1 5 Roman Art and Architecture 
HART 320 The Age of Augustus 
mm W Buried Cities: The Art and 
Architecture ofAkrotiri, Pompeii, and 
Herculaneum 

HART 428 Special Topics: Early Christian, 
Byzantine, and Islamic Art 

HART 429 Independent Study: Early Christian, 
Byzantine, and Islamic Art 

HIST 1 1 3 God, Time, and History 

HIST 151 The Hero and His Companion from 

Gilgamesh to Spidemmn 

HIST 200 Origins of Western Civilizations: 
Ancient Empire 

HIST 202 Introduction to Medieval Civilization: 
The Early Middle Ages 

HIST 223 Empires and Communities in the 
Middle Ages 

HIST 2 51 Jews and Christians in ■ . ■ ^ 

Medieval Europe _ 

UlST 262 Rome: City and Empire 

HIST 304 Imperialism and Its Critics in the 

Roman World 

HIST 306 The Roman Republic 

HIST 307 Imperial Rome from Caesar ■. 

to Diocletian 

mSl 50s The World of Late Antiquity •■ 



Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations 83 



HIST 316 The Invention of Paganism in the 

Roman Empire 

HIST 323 Empires and Communities in the 

Middle Ages 

HIST ^S'^Jeii's and Christians in 

Medieial Europe 

HIST ^58 European Intellectual History from 

Augustine to Descartes 

HIST 382 Classical Islamic Cultures 

HIST 437 Christians and Jews in the Medieial 

Islamic World 

HIST 438 Women and Gender in the Medieval 

Islamic Societies 

HIST -ibO Advanced Seminar in 

Ancient Histon' 

HUMA 109 Greek Civilization and Its Legacy 

HUMA 113 God, Time, and History 

LATIlOl Elementar}' Latin I 

LATI 102 Elementar}' Latin II 

L\TI 201 Intermediate Latin I: Prose 

LATI 202 Intermediate Latin // 

LATI 301 Advanced Latin: Literature of Exile 

in the Roman Tradition 

LATI 502 Advanced Latin: Roman Epic 

LATI iOi Advanced Latin: Plautus 
and Terence 

LAn 31 1 Latin Pastoral Poetry 
LATI 3 1 2 Advanced Latin: Ovid 

LATI 3 1 3 Cicero and Catullus: Literature and 
Society in the Roman Republic 

MDST 101 Elementar)' Latin I 

MDST 102 Elementar}' Latin II 

MDST 202 Introduction to Medieval 

Civilization: The Early Middle Ages 

MDST 2 1 1 Intermediate Latin I: Prose 

MDST 212 Intermediate Latin II 

MDST 223 Empires and Communities in the 

Middle Ages 

MDST Vyl ]ews and Christians in 

Medieval Europe 

MDST 308 The World of Late Antiquity 

MDST 5S7 Jews and Christians in 
Medieval Europe 

MDST 358 European Intellectual History from 
Augustine to Descartes 



MDST 382 Classical Islamic Cultures 

MDST 385 Christians and Jews in the 

Medieval Islamic World 

MDST 438 Women and Gender in the 

Medieval Islamic Societies 

MDST ^b{) Advanced Seminar in 

Ancient History 

REU 123 God, Time and History 

RELI 5\()The Invention of Paganism in the 

Roman Empire 

WGST 225 Women in Greece and Rome 

WGST 332 Sex, Self and Society in 
Ancient Greece 

WGST 455 Women and Gender in the 
Medieval Islamic Societies 

Islamic Civilization 

ASIA 221 The Life of the Prophet Muhammad 

ASIA 441 Popular Religion in the Middle East 

HIST 382 Classical Islamic Cultures 

HIST 437 Christians and Jews in the Medieval 

Islamic World 

HIST 438 Women and Gender in the Medieval 

Islamic Societies 

MDST 382 Classical Islamic Cultures 

MDST 385 Christians and Jews in the 

Medieval Islamic World 

MDST 438 Women and Gender in the 

Medieval Islamic Societies 

RELI 141 Introduction to Islam 

RELI niThe Life of the Prophet Muhammad 

RELI 223 Quran and Commentary 

RELI 350 Sacred Scriptures in 

Monotheistic Faiths 

RELI ^5^ Asian Apocalyptic Movements 

RELI 441 Popular Religion in the Middle East 

WGST 455 Women and Gender in the 
Medieval Islamic Societies 

Jewish Civilization 

HIST 113 God, Time, and History 

HUMA 113 God Time, and History 

RELI Ml The Bible and Its Interpreters 

REU 123 God, Time and History 

RELI 125 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I 

RELI 126 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II 



84 Departments /Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations 



RELI 127 Intermediate Biblical Hebreiv I 
RELI 1 28 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II 
RELI 209 Introduction to Judaism 
Mil 210 Ethics in Judaism 
Mil 550 Sacred Scriptures in 
Monotheistic Faiths • 

mil 5S5 The Dead Sea Scrolls 

Christian Civilization 

RELI 122 The Bible and Its Interpreters 

RELI 125 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I 

RELI 126 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II 

RELI 127 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I 

RELI 128 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II 

RELI 223 Qur'an and Commentar)' 

RELI 243 The Book of Genesis 

RELI 282 Introduction to Christianity 

RELI 350 Sacred Scriptures in 
Monotheistic Faiths 

RELI 381 The Messiah 

RELI 383 The Dead Sea Scrolls 

RELI ilO Apocalypse Then and Now 

Archaeological Methods and Theory 

ANTH 203 Human Antiquity: An Introduction 
to Physical Anthropology and Prehistor)' 
ANTH 205 Introduction to Archaeology 
ANTH 345 The Politics of the Past: 
Archaeology in Social Context 

ANTH 362 Archaeological Field Techniques 
ANTH 363 Early Civilizations 
ANTH i25 Advanced Topics in Archaeolog)' 
ANTH i60 Advanced Archaeological Theor)' 

Themes Across Time 

ANTH 32 1 Text as Property Property as Text: 
Across the Ages 

ANTH 363 Early Civilizations 

CLAS 3 1 1 Text as Property Property as Text: 

Across the Ages 

FSEM 151 The Hero and His Companion from 
Gilgamesh to Sam Spade 

HART 101 Introduction to the Histor)' of 
Western Art: Prehistoric to Gothic 

HIST 113 God. Time, and History 

HIST 151 The Hero and His Companion from 
Gilgamesh to Spiderman 



HIST 200 Origins of Western Civilizations: 

Ancient Empires 

HIST 308 The World of Late Antiquity 

HIST 358 European Intellectual History from 
Augustine to Descartes 

HUMA 113 God, Time, and History 

MDST 308 The World of Late Antiquity 

MDST 358 European Intellectual History from 
Augustine to Descartes 

PHIL 201 Histor)' of Philosophy I 

PHIL 301 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 

PHIL 307 Social and Political Philosophy 

PHIL 327 History of Social and 
Political Philosophy 

RELI 123 God, Time, and History 

Comparative 

CLAS 209 Greek and Roman Drama 

CL\S 225 Women in Greece and Rome 

CLAS 336 The Origin of the Languages 
of Europe 

QAM 551 Epic and Novel 
ENGl 555 Epic afid Novel 
EIST 557 Jews and Christians in 
Medieval Europe 

HIST 437 Christians andjeivs in the Medieval 

Islamic World 

HIST 438 Women and Gender in the Medieval 

Islamic Societies 

Wi'il 551 Jews and Christians in 

Medieval Europe 

MDST 385 Christians andjeivs in the 
Medieval Islamic World 

MDST 438 Women and Gender in the 
Mediei 'al Islam ic Societies 

PHIL 501 Seminar in Ancient and 
Medieval Philosophy 

WGST 225 Women in Greece and Rome 
WGST 455 Women and Gender in the 
Medieval Islamic Societies 



85 

Anthropology 

The School of Social Sciences 

Ch^vir Associate Professor 

James D. Faiibion Eugenia Georges 

Professors Assistant Professors 

George E. Marcus Christopher Kelty 

Roderick J. Mcintosh Hannah Landecker 

Susan Keech Mcintosh Amy Ninette 

Julie M.Taylor Adjunct Professor 

Stephen A.Tyler Patricia Seed 

Adjunct Assistant Professor 

Deepa Reddy 

Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD 

The major in anthropology has 2 areas of concentration: cultural anthropology 
and archaeology. The focus in cultural anthropology is on contemporary theoreti- 
cal issues. By reading primary sources, students gain an exposure to the styles of 
argument and reasoning of a broad range of theorists.They can then engage in the 
ongoing discussion and definition of central problems within the field. Fieldwork 
and ethnography are important in the doctoral research. 

In archaeology, the focus is on research skills in the library, the field, and the labora- 
tor>^ Most students also develop at least one analytical skill, such as remote sensing, 
archaeological statistics, osteology, or geomorphology, drawing on the university's 
extensive laboratory and computer facilities. 

Students may organize a major in one or both fields or combine a major in anthro- 
pology with one in another discipline. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Anthropology 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students majoring in anthropology must: 

• Complete a total of 30 semester hours of departmental courses (10 courses), 
at least 18 of which should be at the 300 level or above 

• Have a plan of study approved by the undergraduate adviser 

With department approval, students may substitute for departmental courses at 
most 6 hours of courses from outside the major that are related to their plan of 
study. The department recommends that students intending to pursue graduate 
study acquire a reading knowledge of 1 or 2 European languages. 

Honors Program — Majors considering a career in anthropology should apply to 
the honors program, as should those who wish to include advanced training and an 
intensive, individual research project in their undergraduate education. Anthropol- 
ogy facult)' determine acceptance into the program. xMore information is available 
from the department office; see also Honors Programs (page 26). 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL ON GOREE ISLAND, SENEGAL 

The Department of Anthropology offers a 6-week field school in June and July on 
the island of Goree, located off the coast of Senegal just a short ferry ride away from 
the capital of Dakar. The field school excavations are part of ongoing investigations 
into the growth and development of Goree as a supply port for the Atlantic trade, 
occupied and serviced by a polycultural population of slaves, Europeans, mainland 



86 Departments /Anthropology 

Africans, and mixed-race female landowners, known as signares. Two courses, 
ANTH 364 and 370, are offered for a total of 6 hours credit.The courses are offered 
without specific prerequisites, but there is a general requirement that students have 
some prior coursework in archaeology or African histor\'. Program fees apply. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR MA AND PHD IN ANTHROPOLOGY 

Because each field of specialization offers different opportunities for training and 
different research orientations, the department seeks applicants with a defined inter- 
est in either cultural anthropology or archaeology; an undergraduate background 
in anthropology is desirable but not required. Entering students devise a detailed 
first-year plan of study and provisional plans for succeeding years in consultation 
with an adviser. The plan should emphasize broad training in the selected field 
before the eventual definition of a project for dissertation research. For general 
university^ requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57-58). 

MA Program — Graduate students may earn the MA after obtaining approval 
of their candidacy for the PhD For the MA as a terminal degree, students 
must complete: 

• 30 semester hours of approved course work 

• 1 of the 3 special papers required for the PhD 

• A thesis 

PhD Program — ^For the PhD degree, students must accomplish the following: 

• Complete 3 substantial papers, each emphasizing an analytical, research, and 
writing skill appropriate to their field of specialization (should be completed 
during the first two years of study) 

• Demonstrate reading competency in 1 foreign language " 

• Prepare a satisfactory proposal for dissertation research, based in substantial 
part on field research , . 

• Complete and defend the dissertation 

Special Options — ^The department will arrange seminars and tutorials on 

any topic relevant to a student's training; these seminars may be conducted in 
supervisory consultation with scholars in other disciplines as well as with adjunct 
faculty . Students interested in the specialized field of medical anthropology may 
take advantage of the extensive resources of the Texas Medical Center through 
ties established with the University of Texas School of Public Health and Graduate 
School of Biomedical Sciences; students may earn degree credit for formal courses 
taken at both schools. 

Financial Support — All first-year students receive the same level of support: a 
combination of graduate fellowships and tuition scholarships. These awards are 
renewed for a further two years of study. 

See ANTH in the Courses of Instruction section. , *. 






87 



Applied Physics Graduate Program 
The Rice Quantum Institute 

Director of Applied Physics Gradiate Program 

D. Natelson 



Participating Faculty 

This program is open to faculty from physics and astronomy, chemistry, 
mechanical engineering and materials science, electrical and computer engineering, 
bioengineering, computational and applied mathematics, civil and environmental 
engineering, and chemical engineering. 

Degrees offered: MS, PhD 

A joint effort of both the natural sciences and the engineering divisions at Rice, 
overseen by the Rice Quantum Institute (RQI), the Applied Physics Program (APP) 
is administered by a committee composed of members from the participating 
departments mentioned above. The objective is to provide an interdisciplinary 
graduate education in the basic science that underlies important technology. 
The faculty^ believes that the experience obtained by performing research at the 
intellectually stimulating interface of physical science and engineering is particu- 
larly effective in producing graduates who succeed in careers based on new and 
emerging technologies. 

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program, students can access virtually 
any of the research facilities in either the natural sciences or engineering schools of 
Rice University. The Applied Physics Committee (APC) urges prospective students 
to contact individual departments or RQI for detailed descriptions of research fa- 
cilities and ongoing research projects. Within RQI alone, there are more than 100 
separate projects, and there are numerous other research opportunities. 

Degree requirements 

The Applied Physics Program offers master's and PhD degrees. For each degree, 
the student must fulfill the University requirements set forth in the catalog under 
which he/she entered. The semester hour requirements may be fulfilled both by 
classroom hours and research hours. A total of nine one-semester graduate level 
courses is required for the Master's Degree in Applied Physics, ordinarily a require- 
ment for advancement to candidacy in the PhD program. Four of these are core 
courses required of all students, and five are elective courses chosen according to 
individual research goals. The Applied Physics Committee may waive some course 
requirements for students who demonstrate a thorough knowledge of material in one 
or more core/elective course(s).The student will normally be expected to complete 
the course requirements in three semesters and maintain a minimum grade point 
average of 30 in core courses as well as a 30 average in all courses taken. 

By the end of the third year in the program, all APP students should have completed 
the universit)' requirements for a masters degree, fulfilled the course requirements 
of the APP and defended a master's thesis in a public oral examination by a com- 
mittee approved by the APC. The examination covers the work reported in the 
thesis as well as the entire field in which the student intends to work toward to 
PhD. The examining committee votes separately on awarding the masters degree 
and on admission to candidacy for the PhD. Fulfillment of all university degree 



88 Departments /Applied Physics Graduate Program 



requirements and successful defense of a PhD thesis in a public examination by 
an APC approved committee is necessary for the PhD. 



Core courses 

Quantum Mechanics I {VWCS 521 or 

CHEM530) 

Quantum Mechanics II or Statistical Physics 

(PHYS 522 or PH\'S 526 or CHEM 531 or 

CHEM 520) 

Classical Electrodynamics (PH\'S 532) 

Introduction to Solid State Physics I 

(PHYS 563/ELEC 563) 

It is assumed that the student has an 

adequate background in classical mechanics, 

electrostatics, and statistical and thermal 

physics. This background is determined from 

inten'iews or exams given to entering students 

by the x\PC or the host department. 

Elective courses (5 required) 

BlOE 584 Lasers in Medicine and 
Bioengineering 

BlOE 589/BlOS 589 Computational Molecular 

Biophysics 

BlOE 610/PHYS 600 Methods of Molecular 

Simulation/Advanced Topics in Physics 

CENG 630 Chemical Engineering of 

Nanostructured Materials 

CHEM 495 Transition Metal Chemistiy 

CHEM 515 Chemical Kinetics & Dynamics 

CHEM 520 Classical and Statistical 

Thermodynamics 

CHEM 530 Quantum Mechanics I/Quantum 
Chemistr)' 

CHEM 531 Quantum Mechanics II/Quantum 
Chemistiy 

CHEM 533 Nanostructure & Nanotechnologv 

CHEM 547 Supramolecular Chemistry 

CHEM 61 1 High Temperature and High 
Pressure Chemistry 

CHEM 630 Molecular Spectroscopy 

ELEC 462 Semiconductor Devices 

ELEC 463 Lasers and Photonics 

ELEC 465 Physical Electronics Practicum 

ELEC 560 Linear/Nonlinear Fiber Optics 

ELEC 561 Topics in Semiconductor 
Manufacturing 

ELEC 562 Submicrometer & Nanometer 
Device Technology 



ELEC 564/PHYS 564 Introduction to Solid 
State Physics H 

ELEC 565 Topics in Quantum Semiconductor 

Nanostructures 

ELEC %1 Applied Quantum Mechanics 

ELEC 568 Laser Spectroscopy 

ElEC 569 Ultrafast Optics 

ELEC 591 Optics ., ^ 

ELEC 592 Topics in Quantum Optics 
(Nonlinear Optics) 

ELEC 603 Topics in Micro- and 

Nano-Photonics 

ELEC 691 Seminar Topics in Nanotechnolog)' 

MECH 679 Applied Monte Carlo Analysis 

MECH 682 Con recti I 'e Heat Transfer 

MECH 683 Radiative Heat Transfer I 

MECH 684 Radiative Heat Transfer II 

MSCl 402 Mechanical Properties of Materials 

MSCl 523 Properties, Synthesis, and Design of 
Composite Materials 

MSCl 535 Crystallography and Diffraction 

MSCl W Polymer Synthesis, Soft Materials 

and Nanocomposites 

MSCl 610 Cri'stal Thermodynamics 

MSCl 6 14 Principles of Nanoscale Mechanics 

MSCl 6 1 5 Thin Film Failure Analysis, 

Measurement & Reliability 

W>Q\ 62^ Analytical Spectroscopies 

MSCl 634 Thermodynamics of Alloys 

MSCl 635 Transformation of Alloys 

MSCl 645/ELEC 645 Thin Films 

MSCl 666 Conduction Phenomena in Solids 

PHYS 480 Introduction to Plasma Physics 

VWiS 5\l Ionospheric Physics 

PHYS 515 Classical Dynamics 

PH\'S 5 1 6 Mathematical Methods 

PEYS 521 Quantum Mechanics I 

?ms 522 Quantum Mechanics n 

?mS 526 Statistical Physics 

PH^'S 533/534 Nanostructures and 
Nanotechnologv I/II 

PmS 537/538 Methods of Experimental •■ ■. 
Physics I/n 



Applied Physics Graduate Program 89 



PHYS 539 Characterization and Fabrication 
at the Nanoscale 

PHYS 564/ELEC 564 Introduction to Solid 
State Physics II 

PHYS 566 Surface Physics 

PHYS 571 Modem Atomic Physics and 
Quantum Optics 



PHYS 572 Fundamentals of Quantum Optics 
PHYS 663 Condensed Matter Theor}': 
Applications 

PHYS 664 Condensed Matter Theory: Many- 
Body Formalism 



No courses may be used for both core and elective courses. Due to overlap of cur- 
ricula, only one from each of the pairs PHYS 521/CHEM 530, PHYS 522/CHEM 531, 
and PHYS 526/CHEM 520 may be used for the nine required courses. 



90 

Architecture 



The School of Architecture 

Dean Lecturers 

Lars Lerup Alan Fleishacker 

Associate Dean J?"^^^ ^"7 

Tom Lord 



Mark Oberholzer 
Frank S.White 

Professors in Practice 



John J. Casbarian 

Professors 

William T. Cannady 

Carlos Jimenez 

Albert H. Pope ^onya S. Grenader 

Gordon G.Wittenberg, Jr. ^^^^g^^^ ^ ^Uver 

Associate Professors Adjunct Lecturer 

John Biln Stephen Fox 

Fares el-Dahdah Caudill Visiting Assistant Professor 

Sanford Kwinter Sean Lally 

Spencer W Parsons Visiting Smith Professor 

Assistant Professors Danny M. Samuels 

Dawn Finley Visiting Cullinan Professor 

David Guthrie Mark Wamble 

Christopher Hight 

Nana Last 

Clover Lee 



Degrees Offered: BA, BArch, march, march in Urban 
Design, DArch 

The principal goal of the School of Architecture is to contribute to a more humane 
environment. The school focuses on teaching and research, the development of a 
broad liberal education for undergraduates in the allied sciences and arts of archi- 
tecture, and professional graduate and postgraduate education in architecture and 
urban design. Intimate student-facult}^ interaction, academic freedom, and unre- 
stricted institutional cooperation within and outside the university are distinctive 
qualities of the architecture degree programs at Rice. 

"In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an ac- 
credited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National 
Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to 
accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes two types 
of degree: the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Architecture. A program 
may be granted a sixyear, threeyear, or two-year term of accreditation, depend- 
ing on its degree of conformance with established educational standards. 

Masters degree programs may consist ofapre-professional undergraduate degree 
and a professional degree, which, when earned sequentially, comprise an ac- 
credited professional education. However, the professional degree is not, by itself, 
recognized as an accredited degree." — National Architectural Accrediting Board 

The undergraduate programs maintain a balance between academic studies and 
professional practice. Lectures and other public programs, visiting faculty, schol- 
arly presentations, and the Preceptorship Program, which provides a one-year 



Architecture 91 

internship in outstanding architectural offices throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan, 
all complement the school's core of distinguished teachers and practitioners. 

The graduate programs have three areas of emphasis: architectural design, with 
particular attention paid to history, theor>', and practice; urban design, where the 
concern is the emerging form of the American city; and research in computer 
visualization, which uses the resources of the state-of-the-art Rice Advanced Visu- 
alization Lab. 

DEGREE Requirements for BA in Architecture or 
Architectural Studies 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
The conditions specified here for each major also satisfy the university distribu- 
tion requirements. 

BA in Architecture — ^The curriculum for architecture majors is divided into 
a foundation sequence taken in the freshman and sophomore years and a 
preprofessional sequence taken in the junior and senior years. The founda- 
tion sequence consists of four semesters of design studios and other related 
courses in architecture. The first-semester studio develops basic design skills 
through directed explorations and problem-solving exercises in form, texture, 
color, material, and structures. In the subsequent 3 studios, through a carefully 
sequenced series of exercises, students are introduced to a broad range of ar- 
chitectural design issues, processes, and methods. Students are required to take 
4 courses in the history and theory of art and architecture during the freshman and 
sophomore years in addition to two semesters of architectural technology.They must 
also complete university distribution requirements. It is recommended that students 
take an introductory drawing course during their first two years of study to develop 
visual skills. 

Students who satisfactorily complete the foundation sequence may, upon approval 
of their major, enter the junior and senior year preprofessional sequence. The fall 
studios for the third and fourth years are organized around the workshop model 
and emphasize complex building/computer applications and urban design issues, 
respectively.The spring studios are vertically integrated, allowing students to select 
offerings emphasizing specialized design topics such as technology, landscape, his- 
torical precedent, and urban design. During the third and fourth years, students are 
required to take 2 additional technology courses and to fulfill all remaining school 
or university distribution requirements. Students wishing to pursue the professional 
degree in architecture may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Architecture 
(BArch.) degree program during the second semester of the fourth year. 

BA in Architectural Studies — Students who have been admitted as architecture 
majors and who have successfully completed the two-year foundation program 
may choose the architectural studies curriculum. The first four semesters of the 
curriculum are identical to the foundation sequence of the architecture major 
except for the omission of 1 technology course. Subsequent requirements are 
the completion of 1 additional studio and 4 elective courses in architecture. The 
program provides basic preparation for later professional study while allowing 
students to pursue other academic interests in depth. 



92 Departments /Architecture 

Typical Curriculum for BA in Architecture 



First Semester 

ARCH 101 Principles of Architecture I 
HART 101 Introduction to History of Art 
PHYS 101 Mechanics (with lab) 
LPAP 101 Lifetime Physical Activities 
Approved architecture-restricted distribution 
course in liumanities - 

Second Semester 

ARCH 102 Principles of Architecture I 

ARCH 132 Freshman Seminar 

HART 102 Introduction to History of Art 

LPAP 102 Lifetime Ph}>sical Activities 

MATH 101 Single Variable Calculus 

Approved architecture-restricted distribution 
course in humanities 

Third Semester 

ARCH 201 Principles of Architecture H 

ARCH 207 Introduction to the Design of 
Structures 

ARCH 345 Architecture and the City I 

Studio Art Elective* 

Elective* 

Fourth Semester 

ARCH 202 Principles of Architecture II 
ARCH 2 1 4 Design of Structures // 
ARCH d'i^ Architecture and the City // 

Approved architecture-restricted distribution 

course in social sciences 

Elective* « 



Fifth Semester 

ARCH 301 Principles of Architecture HI 
ARCH 315 Building Climatology 
Architectural Theory Elective 
Elective* r - 

Elective* 

Sixth Semester 

ARCH 302 Principles of Architecture HI 

ARCH 316 Design of Structures HI 

Elective* 

Elective* 

Elective* ' ' -*-^'^ ='-■-'' ■ -■ 

Seventh Semester 

ARCH 401 Principles of Architecture I\^ 
Elective* -i- ^ ■: ' '■:/)f, . ^.t.: 
Elective* ' ' - '^^ 

Elective* ^ ' ' '- 

8th Semester 

ARCH 402 Principles of Architecture IV 

Elective* 

Elective* ' " ^ ^^ r'^>jj 

Elective* 

*A11 courses must be selected to satisfy 
both architecture major requirements 
and university distribution require- 
ments. 



Degree Requirements FOR A 

Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) j- ^ 

The Bachelor of Architecture program is only open to students who have completed 
the undergraduate preprofessional architecture program at Rice. Upon admission, 
students are assigned a preceptorship, which takes place immediately after receipt 
of the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree.The preceptorship program balances 
academic learning with professional experience. Qualified students who have 
been admitted to the BArch. degree program are assigned to work for a year in the 
United States or abroad with leading architectural offices designated by the school 
as preceptors. The BArch. degree requires the successful completion of the BA in 
architecture, completion of the two-semester preceptorship, and completion of 2 
graduate studios and 5 approved lecture or seminar courses. 



Architfcture 93 



Preceptors 

Allied Works 

Portland 

Arquitectonica 

Miami 

Backen Arrigoni & Ross, Inc. 

San Francisco 

Cambridge Seven Associates 

C^ambridge 

Gensler 

Houston, London, Los Angeles, 
San Francisco, Santa Monica 

Michael Graves Architects 

Princeton 

Kohn Pedersen Fox, Architects 

London, New York 

Lake/Flato Architects 

San Antonio 

Machado-Silvetti Associates 

Boston 

Richard Meier and Partners 

Los Angeles 

Mitchell Giurgola 

New York 



NBBJ 

Seattle 

Office dA, Inc 

Boston 

Ong & Ong Architects 

Singapore 

Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners 

New York 

Cesar Pelli & Associates 

New Haven 

Renzo Piano Building Workshop 

Genoa. Paris 

Robert A. M. Stern Architects 

New York 

Rogers Marvel Architecture 

New York 

SOM 

San Francisco 

Venturi Scott-Brown & Associates 

Philadelphia 

Weiss/Manfredi Architects 

New York 

Zimmer Gunsul & Frasca 

Los Angeles 



Master of Architecture 

The Master of Architecture (MArch) program prepares graduates for a full range of 
professional activities in the field of architecture. It is offered to individuals who 
possess a bachelors degree. Students follow a course of stud) in all four areas of the 
curriculimi: design; histor}'. theory, and criticism: structures, practice, and en\ iron- 
ments;and computing, logic, and representation.These areas of study are sustained 
by groups of courses from which students may choose offerings according to the 
requirements of their particular program. Strong emphasis is given to developing 
design skills, logic, and imagination through an intensive series of design studio 
courses. Students are also required to prepare an independent thesis before gradu- 
ating. A potential exists for dual degrees. 

The Master of Architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural 
Accrediting Hoard (NAAH). It leads to the degree of Master of Architecture, which 
qualifies graduates to take the state professional licensing examination after com- 
pleting the required internship in an architectural office. 

Programs of Study — ^Three program options are available at the Master of Archi- 
tecture level. Options 1 , 2, and 3 differ according to the bachelor's degree received 
before entering the graduate program. 

Option 1 

Seven-Semester Program — (Option 1 is offered to individuals who hold a 
four-)ear undergraduate degree with a major in a field other than architecture. 
Preference for admission is given to those who have completed a balanced 
education in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A minimum of two semesters of 



94 Departments /Architecture 



college-level courses in the history of art and/or architecture are recommended; 
so is a minimum of one semester of college-level courses in mathematics or 
physics. Previous preparation in the visual arts is also desirable as are courses in 
philosophy, literature, and economics. 

To graduate, students must complete a four-semester core curriculum 
(76 credit hours), which is followed by a three-semester advanced curriculum 
(57 credit hours). Course work in both core and advanced curricula consists of 7 
studios (including thesis) and 20 distribution courses (133 credit hours). 



Core Curriculum 



First Semester • ' > 

ARCH 501 Core Design Studio I 

hSn\ '^01 Introduction to Design of 
Structures II 

ARCH 635 Architecture Computer Graphics 
Ovennew 

ARCH 685 Architecture and Society I 

Second Semester 

ARCH 502 Core Design Studio II 

ARCH 514 Design of Structures II 

SRO\ 5^1 Introduction to Digital 
Visualization and Communication 

ARCH 686 Architecture atid Society II 

Third Semester 

ARCH 503 Core Design Studio III 

ARCH 5l6 Environmental Control Systems 

ARCH 683 20th-century Histor)' of Ideas in 
Architecture 

Dist. Elective (Comp., Log., and Repr.) 



Fourth Semester " 

ARCH 504 Architectural Problems 

ARCH 515 Design of Structures III 
ARCH 623 Professionalism and 
Manag. in Architecture 
Dist. Elective (Hist., Theory, and Crit.) 

Advanced Curriculum 

Fifth Semester 

ARCH 601 Architectural Problems .;;; 
Dist. Elective (Hist., Theory, and Crit.) 
Dist. Elective (Comp., Log., and Repr.) 
Elective . , ^ 

Sixth Semester 

.\RCH602 Architectural Problems 

ARCH 702 Pre-Thesis Preparation 

Dist. Elective (Struct., Pract., andEnv.): 
Sustainability 

Elective 

Seventh Semester 

ARCH 703 Thesis Studio or equivalent 

Elective 

Elective , . 



Option 2 



Five-Semester Program^ — Option 2 is offered to individuals who hold a four-year 
undergraduate degree with a major in architecture. Preference for admission is 
given to those who have successfully completed between four and six semesters of 
undergraduate design studio as well as undergraduate courses that are analogous to 
those given in the first year of Option 1 A minimum of two semesters of college-level 
courses in the history of art and/or architecture are recommended; so is a minimum 
of one semester of college-level courses in mathematics and physics. 

Students in this program enter into the second year of the core curriculum 
(two semesters, 38 credit hours), followed by the advanced curriculum (three se- 
mesters, 57 credit hours). Course work in both core and advanced curricula consists 
of 5 studios (including thesis) and 14 distribution courses (95 credit hours). 



Architecture 9S 



First Semester 

.\RCH S{)3 Core Design Stmlio III 

ARCH 516 Environmental Control Systems 

ARCH 683 20th-Centiir)' Histon' of Ideas in 

Architecture 

Dist. Elective (Conip., Log., iiiul Repr.) 

Second Semester 

ARCH 504 Architectural Problems 
ARCH 5 1 5 Design of Structures III 
ARCH 623 Professionalism and Ma nag. in 
Architecture 

Dist. Elective (Hist., Theory, and Crit.) 



Fourth Semester 

ARCH 602 Architectural Problems 
ARCH "^02 Pre-Thesis Preparation 
Dist. Elective (Struct., Pract., andEnv.): 
Sustainability 
Elective 

Fifth Semester 

ARCH 703 Thesis Studio* 

Elective 

Elective 

*or an approved alternative 



Advanced Curriculum 



Third Semester 

.\RCH 601 Architectural Problems 
Dist. Elective (Hist., Theory, and Crit.) 
Dist. Elective (Comp., Log., and Repr) 
Elective 



Option 3: Three-Semester Program — Option 3 is offered to individuals who 
hold a professional degree in architecture (BArch.),or its equivalent from a foreign 
university. Preference for admission is given to those who have significant practi- 
cal experience in architecture and who have demonstrated high achievement 
in design. 

To graduate, students must complete a three-semester advanced curriculum of 
elective courses. Course work consists of 3 studios (including thesis) and 8 distribu- 
tion courses (57 credit hours). 



First Semester 

-\RCH d^X Architectural Problems 
Dist. Elective {Hist., Theory, and Crit.) 
Dist. Elective (Comp., Log., and Repr) 
Elective 
or 

ARCH 6\0Histor)\ Theor}\ . . ./RSAP 

ARCH 620 Architectural Problems/RSAP 

Second Semester 

.\RCH 602 Architectural Problems 
ARCH 702 Pre-Thesis Preparation 



Dist. Elective (Struc, Pract., andEnv.) 

Elective 

or 

ARCH 610 Histoty, Theory, . . ./RSAP 

ARCH 620 Architectural Problems/RSAP 

Third Semester 

ARCH 70}> Thesis Studio 

Elective 

Elective 



Thesis Requirement — ^All MArch candidates are required to develop a thesis in 
partial fulfillment of graduate degree recjuirements. Students are asked to demonstrate 
their abilit)' to independently undertake research and analysis as well as develop 
a hypothesis and a thorough demonstration of the thesis. This must take the form 
of either a research thesis (written thesis) or a thesis with a design demonstration 
(design thesis). Both thesis formats must address architectural consequences that 
may be derived from within or outside conventional boundaries of the architec- 
tural discipline. 



96 Departments /Architecture 

Thesis preparation begins in the next-tolast semester with a 3-hour independent 
study course leading to the submission of a thesis proposal and the selection of a 
thesis director plus two faculty members as readers.While the thesis is independent 
work carried out by the student under the direction of a chosen adviser, it is orga- 
nized as a studio in the fall term of the academic year. The thesis studio provides 
a support setting for both formal and informal review processes throughout the 
thesis semester. In early January, thesis projects are reviewed by a panel of guest 
critics and publicly presented in the Parish Galler\'. 

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE IN URBAN DESIGN 

The Master of Architecture in Urban Design (MAUD) program prepares graduates 
for a full range of professional activities in the field of urban design. It is offered to 
individuals who already hold a professional degree qualify ing them for registration 
as architects or landscape architects. The MAUD program makes extensive use of 
Houston as a setting for case studies and design problems. During the first year, 
strong emphasis is given to developing design skills, logic, and imagination through 
an intensive series of urban design studio courses.Three additional courses in urban 
history, planning, and design are required each semester. Students are also required 
to prepare an independent thesis during their tliird semester. 

DOCTOR OF Architecture 

Admission to the Doctor of Architecture program requires either a bachelors or 
master's degree in architecture and a detailed statement of research concerns and 
anticipated array of investigation A student entering with a masters degree normally 
takes three semesters of course work before the qualifsing examination.A student 
with a bachelor's degree normally requires two to five semesters of course work 
before the qualifying examination. Preparation for doctoral candidacy may include 
a foreign language or computer skills. Specific course requirements are established 
individually when a student is admitted to the program. ^.. 

After successful completion of all required course work, students may apply to take 
the qualif\'ing examination after submitting a prospectus outlining their research 
programs for the doctoral dissertation. The dissertation must represent an original 
contribution to knowledge in the field of architecture. Completion and successful 
defense of the dissertation will take a minimum of one year. University^ require- 
ments for thesis (dissertation) preparation and defense must be carefully followed. 
The time limit for successful defense of the dissertation is established by universit)^ 
policy. Students should not expect to complete the Doctor of Architecture program 
in less than four years of full-time study. 

See ARCH in the Courses of Instruction section. 



Art History 97 



Art History 



The School of Humanities 

CitfViR Assistant Professors 

Joseph Manca Robert Leo Costello 

Professors Shirine T. Hamacleh 

Joseph Manca Caroline Quenemoen 

Ham id Nahcy Lecrirer 

Associate Professors Sarah Costello 

Mareia Brennan Adjiinct Lecturer 

Linda L. Neagle> Charles Dove 

Visiting Assistant Professor 

James C^lifton 

DEGREES Offered: BA 

The Department of Art History offers a wide range of courses in European, 
American. Asian, and Middle Eastern/Islamic art history with additional strengths 
in architectural history and rtlm and media studies.The major in art history is struc- 
tured to expose students to the chronological, geographical, and methodological 
breadth of the field of scholarship. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Art History 

For general universit) requirements, see (iraduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 

Students with a single major in Art History must complete 36 hours ( 1 2 courses) 
and double majors must complete 30 hours (10 courses) in art history. A total of 
six of the courses for double and single majors must be at the 300 level or above. 
Of these six courses, two courses must be in each of the following periods: Pre 
Modern, Early Modern, and Modern. Three of these six courses must also be in 
American/European, distributed over the three periods; one course in Asian from 
any period; and one course in the Middle East/Islamic from any period. Of the 12/10 
courses for single and double majors, at least two courses must be seminars. 

It is strongly recommended that majors in Art History acquire a proficienc> in at 
least one foreign language. 

In addition. Art Histor>' majors are encouraged to take advantage of the oppor- 
tunities provided by museum internships, study abroad programs, and 
travel fellowships. 

Transfer Credit 

With approval from the departmental undergraduate adviser, a maximum of four 
courses may be taken outside of the department and applied to the major as trans- 
fer credits or study abroad course credits. No Advanced Placement credits may be 
used to sati.sf)' major requirements. 

See also Transfer Credit in the Information for Undergraduate Students section 
(page 26-27). 

Honors Program in Art History 

Art Histor\ majors may apply in the spring semester of their junior year for accep- 
tance into the Honors Program. Interested students, with an excellent academic 
record, must submit a thesis proposal and recommendation from their thesis 
adviser to a committee of art historians for review. If accepted, six credit hours 



98 Departments /Art History 

(included in the 36/30 hours for single and double majors) of directed research 
and writing would be taken the senior year to complete an honors thesis (HART 
402/HART 403). Financial assistance is available for honor students to conduct re- 
search between their junior and senior years. In addition to a written thesis, honors 
students must make a presentation to the faculty^ and students of the department. 
Once the adviser and readers have evaluated the completed thesis, the art histor}^ 
facult}' determine whether to award honors. Students who do not make satisfactory 
progress in the first term will not be allowed to continue. Students who miss the 
final thesis deadline (mid-spring semester of the senior year) will receive a grade 
and credit but no honors. 

Exhibitions, Lectures, and Arts Programs at Rice 
AND IN Houston 

Exhibitions and related activities organized by the Rice University Art Gallery 
(Kimberly Davenport, director) enrich the teaching program of the Department 
of Art Histor}^ as well as the larger universit\^ and Houston communitj^.The Depart- 
ment of Visual Arts mounts several art and photography exhibitions each year and 
sponsors Rice Cinema, a public alternative film program. Rice cinema is intimately 
connected with the curriculum both in film and media studies (HART) and in film 
and photography production (ARTV), and includes frequent guest lecturers, panel 
discussions, and media events. . : ~, . 

The department enjoys an ongoing close relationship with local museums and gal- 
leries.The department offers opportunities for students to work and study with local 
museums, galleries, and alternative art spaces by way of internship courses (HART 
400, HART 401, HART 500, HART 501), summer internship working opportunities, 
fellowships, or collaborative events.The collections and special exhibitions of local 
museums are often the subject of course lectures. 

Lectures, symposia, and talks are sponsored the department. These events are 
designed to bring local, national, and international scholars, critics, and artists to 
campus to speak on a broad range of topics and current interests. 

The Department of Art History houses the Visual Resources Center, which currently 
holds a broad and extensive collection of approximately 300,000 slides and digital 
Images related to the arts for teacliing and research, serving both the department 
and the university at large. 

See HART and ARTV in the Courses of Instruction section. 



99 

ASIAN Studies 

The School of Humanities and the School of 
Social Sciences 

Director Assistant Professors 

Steven W. Lewis David Cook 

Professors Elora Shehabuddin 

Anne C.Klein Kerry Ward 

Jeffrey J. Kripal Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus 

Masayoshi Shibatani Thomas McEvilley 

Richard J. Smith Senior Lecturers 

Stephen A.Tyler LUly C. H. Chen 

Professor of the Practice Hiroko Sato 

Steven W. Lewis Guatami Shah 

Professor Emeritus Lecturers 

Fred R. von der Mehden Jonathan Ludwig 

Associate Professors Marshall McArthur 

Suchan Chae ^ Douglas Mitchell 

William Parsons Nam Van Nguyen 

Nanxiu Qian Chao-Mei Shen 

MengYeh 

Degree Offered: BA 

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary' major that explores the complex intei-action 
between political, social, religious, and other important spheres of human life 
in Asia. Emphasis is placed not only on the diversity and achievements of Asian 
civilizations but also on the ways an understanding of Asia may shed new light 
on Western cultural traditions. The major is built around courses in the humani- 
ties and social science divisions and a team-taught interdisciplinary core course, 
Introduction to Asian Civilizations. Some residential college courses may qualify 
for Asian studies credit. 

Requirements: The undergraduate Asian Studies major will consist of 30 hours 
or more of course work. All majors must take the core course, ASIA 211, and 
9 additional courses drawn from at least three of the departments offering courses 
in Asian studies. (See specific guidelines below.) 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BA IN ASIAN STUDIES 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students majoring in Asian studies must complete 30 semester hours or more of 
major course work, including: 

• ASIA 211 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 

• 9 additional courses drawn from at least three of the departments or programs 
that offer courses with predominantly Asian content. In the case of cross-listed 
courses, any one of the departments or programs appearing in the cross-listing 
can be used to satisfN' this particular requirement. See courses listed below. 

• 6 courses at the 300 level or above 

• 2 years of a single Asian language (this may include an Asian language other 
than those offered by Rice), though students may count no more than four 



100 Departments /Asian Studies 

semesters of Asian languages toward the major. Students who have placed 
into the third year (300-level) or higher of an Asian language at Rice will 
have satisfied our proficiency requirement for the Asian Studies major 
Such students may continue with the same Asian language or another and 
receive up to four semesters of credit toward the major for this additional 
language coursework. 

Any changes in the requirements for the major must be approved by the director 
of Asian Studies. 

One or more independent reading courses (ASIA 40 1 for the fall and ASIA 402 for 
the spring, or ASIA 403) taught by Asian Studies facult)^ in these departments may 
be counted toward the major Students may also use certain residential college 
courses to fulfill their major requirements, subject to the approval of the director 
of Asian Studies. 

The following courses, not aU of wliich are taught every year, may be used to satisfy 
the major requirements. Note that a number of these courses are cross-listed. 



Anthropology 

ANTH 220 Contemporary China (also 
offered as HIST 220) 

A\TH 310 Contemporary China (enriched 
version of ANTH 220; also offered as HIST 310) 

ANTH 353 Cultures of India 
Art and Art History 

HART 170 The Arts of China 

HART 37 1 The Brush and the Stroke in 

Traditional Chinese Painting 

(also offered as ASIA 371) 

HART 470 Visual Culture in Revolutionar)> 

and Post -revolutionar)' China (ca. 1949- 

present) (also offered as ASIA 470) 

HART ^12 Japanese Animation (also offered 
as ASIA 472 and HIST 472) 

Asian Studies 

ASIA 139 Introduction to Indian Religions 
(also offered as REU 139) 
ASL\ 140 Introduction to Chinese Religions 
(also offered as REU 140) 

ASIA179 The Arts of China 

ASL\ 21 1 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 

(Also listed as HIST 206) 

ASL\ 22 1 The Life of the Prophet Muhammad 
(also offered as REU 221) 

ASL\ 23 1 The Enlightenment of the Body 
(also offered as REU 231) 
ASL\ 240 Gender and Politicized Religion 
(also offered as WGST 240) 

ASL\ 25^ Meditation, Mysticism, and Magic 
(also offered as REU 250) 



ASL\ 280 The Asian American Experience 

ASIA 299 Women in Chinese Literature 

(also offered as CHIN 299 and WGST 299) 

ASI\ 323 The Knowing Body {2X^0 offered as 

WGST 323 and REU 323) 

ASL\ 330 Introduction to Traditional Chinese 

Poetr)' (also offered as CHIN 330) 

ASIA 332 Chinese Films and Modem Chinese 

Literature (also offered as CHIN 332) 

ASLV 334 Traditional Chinese Tales (also 

offered as CHIN 334) 

ASIA 335 Introduction to Classical Chinese 

Literature (also offered as CHIN 335) 

hS\k 340 Gender and Politicized Religion 

(also offered as WGST 3^0) 

ASIA 344 Korean Literature (also offered as 

HUMA 344 and KORE 344) 

ASIA 345 Origin and Development of Korean 

and Related Languages in East Asia (also 

offered as HUMA 345 and KORE 345) 

ASIA 346 Korean Culture and Histor}' 

(also offered as KORE 346) 

ASL\ 354 Asian Apocalyptic Movements 

(also offered as REU 354) 

ASM 355 Religion and Social Change in South 

Asia (also offered as REU 355) 

ASL\ 360 China and the Chinese Diaspora 
ASIA 361 The Oriental Renaissance 
(also offered as REU 361) 
ASIA 363 Marriage of Heaven and Hell 
(also offered as REU 363) 



Asian Studies 101 



ASIA 365 Mysticism and Meditation in China 

(also offered as RELl 365) 

ASIA 369 Film, Literature, and the Japanese 

Past (also offered as HIST 369) 

.\SL\ yi Sim'ey of Asian American Literature 

(also offered as ENGL 3^2) 

ASL\ 380 The Asian American Experience 
ASIA 387 As'ww Religious and Medical Traditions 

,\SIA 399 Women in Chinese Literature 

(also offered iLsWCiST 399) 

ASL\ 401/402 Independent Reading 

ASIA 422 Original Beaut)' of Chinese Literature 

SSW 432 Islam in South Asia (also offered as 
HIST 432 and WCiST 432) 

.\SU 44 1 Popular Religion in the Middle East 
(also offered as RELI 441/525) 

.\SIA 4"0 Visual Culture in Rerolutionaty and 
Post-revolutionar)' China (ca. 19-i9- present) 
(also offered as HART 4"0) 
ASL\ ^11 Japanese Animation (also offered as 
HART 4~2. HIST 4^2) 

,\SLA 4"'3 Topics in Asian American Literature 

(also offered as ENGL 473) 

ASIA 489 Migrations and Diasporas 

Chinese 

CHIN 101/102 Introductor)' Chinese I and // 

CHIN 201/202 Elementan- Chinese I and II 

CHIN 203/204 Accelerated Chinese I and II 

CHIN 211/212 Accelerated Elementary 

Chinese I and // 

CHIN 2 1 5 Classical Chinese 

CHIN 301/302 Intermediate Chinese I and // 

CHIN 3 1 1/3 1 2 Accelerated Intertnediate 
Chinese I and // 

CHIN 3 1 3 Advaticed Intermediate Chinese: 
Media Chinese 

CHIN 314 Contemporary China 

CHIN 316 Texts from Popular Culture 

CHW m Medical Chinese 

CHIN 32 1 Structure of Chinese: Syntax and 

Semantics (also offered as LING 321 ) 

CHIN 322 Taiuanese Language and Literature 

CHIN 330 Introduction to Traditional 
Chinese Poetty (also offered as ASIA 330) 

CHIN 332 Chinese Film and Modem 
Chinese Literature (also offered as ASL\ 332) 



CHIN 334 Traditional Chinese Tales (also 
offered as ASL\ 334) 

CHIN 335 Introduction to Classical Chinese 
Literature (also offered as ASL\ 334) 

CHIN 346 Histon' of the Chinese Language 
(also offered as LING 346) 

CHIN 399 Chinese Teaching Practicum 

CHIN 4 1 1/4 1 2 Advanced Chinese Language 
and Culture I and // 

CHIN 422 Original Beauty of Chinese Literature 
(iilso offered as /\SL\ 422) 

English 

ENGL 372 Sumy of Asian American Literature 
(also offered as" ASL\ 372) 

ENGL 473 Topics in Asian American Literature 
(also offered as ASL\ 473) 

Hindi 

HIND 101/102 Elementan' Hindi I and // 

HIND 201/202 Intermediate Hindi I iuid // 

HIND 335 South Asian Literature 

HIND 336 South Asian Literature, Poetr)', 

and Popular Culture 

HINT) 5W599 Hindi Teaching Practicum 

History 

HIST 206 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 

HIST 219 Fortune-Tellers and Philosophers 

HIST 220 Contemporar)' China 
(also offered as ANTH 220) 
HIST 22 {Japan in the World Until 1800 
HIST 222 Japan in the World Since 1800 
HIST 250 Traditional Chinese Culture 
HIST 270 South Africa and Indonesia 

HIST 310 Contemporary' China (enriched 
version of HIST 220; also offered as ANTH 310) 

HIST 3 1 9 Fortune- Tellers and Philosophers 

HIST yA Japan in the World intU 1800 

HIST ^22 Japan in the World Since 1800 

HIST 341 Pre-modem China 

HIST 342 Modem China 

HIST 352 The Comparative Modernization of 

China and Japan 

HIST 369 Film, Literature and the Japanese 

Past (also offered as ASIA 369) 

HIST 405 Issues in Comparative Histor)' 



102 Departments /Asian Studies 



HIST ill Japan in the World Until 1800 
(enriched version of HIST 221) 

HIST ^11 Japan in the World Since 1800 
(enriched version of HIST 222) 

HIST 432 Islam in South Asia 

(also offered as ASIA 432 and WGST 432) 

HIST 448 Creating Modern Japan: 
The Meiji Restoration 

HIST 449 Nation, Empire, and War: Japan in 
the 1930s 

HIST 450 Traditional Chinese Culture 
(enriched version of HIST 250) 

HIST 'ill Japanese Animation 

(also offered as ASIA 472 and HART 472) 

HIST 485 Comparing Histories: Modernization, 
War, and Society in Germany and Japan 

Japanese 

JAPA 101/102 Introduction tojapanese 1 2tnd II 

JAPA 201/202 Intermediate Japanese I and // 

JAPA 30 1/302 Advanced Japanese Reading and 
Composition I and // 

JAPA 370 Structure of Japanese (also offered 
as UNG 370) 

JAPA 598/599 Japafjese Teaching Practicum 

JAPA 498/499 Independent Study 

Korean 

KORE 101/102 Introduction to Korean 
language and Culture I and // 

KORE 201/202 Intermediate Korean Language 
and Culture I and // 

KORE 301/302 Advanced Korean I and // 

KORE 344 Korean Literature and Culture 
(also offered as ASIA 344 and HUMA 344) 

KORE 345 Origin and Development of Korean 
and Related Languages in East Asia 
(also offered as LING 345 and ASIA 345) 
KORE 346 Korean Culture and History (also 
offered as ASIA 346) 

KORE 59^1599 Korean Teaching Practicum 
Linguistics 

LING 32 1 Structure of Chinese Syntax and 
Semantics (also offered as CHIN 321) 

LING 345 Linguistic Structure of Korean (also 
offered as KORE 345) 



LING 346 History^ of the Chinese Language 
(also offered as CHIN 346) 

LLNG 351/352 Introduction to Sanskrit I and 
// (also offered as SANS 301 and 302) 

LING 370 Structure of Japanese (also offered 
as JAPA 370) 

LING 45 1/452 Advanced Sanskrit I and H 
(also offered as SANS 401 and 402) 

Political Science 

POLI 351 Politics of Southeast Asia 

POLI 460 Seminar in Comparative Government 

Religious Studies 

RELI 132 Classical and Colloquial Tibetan 
(also offered as TIBT 132) 

REIT 139 Introduction to Indian Religions 
(also offered as ASL\ 139) 
RELI \AQ Introduction to Chinese Religions 
(also offered as ASIA 140) 

RELI 221 The Life of the Prophet Muhammad 
(also offered as ASL\ 221) 

RELI 231 The Enlightenment of the Body 
(also offered as ASIA 231) 
RELI 235 Intro to Taoism 

RELI 250 Meditation, Mysticism, and Magic 
(also offered as ASL\ 250) 

RELI 322 Introduction to Buddhism 

RELI 323 The Knowing Body (also offered as 

ASIA 323) 

RELI 325 Buddhism and the Female 

RELI 33 1/332 Advanced Tibetan Language 
and Culture I and II (also offered as 
TIBT 331/332) 

RELI 354 Asian Apocalyptic Movements 
(also offered as ASIA 354) 

RELI 355 Religion and Social Change in 

South Asia (also offered as ASL\ 355) 

RELI 556 Major Issues in Contemporary Islam 

RELI 361 The Oriental Renaissance 

(also offered as ASM 361) 

RELI 363 The Marriage of Heaven and Hell 

(also offered as ASL\ 363) 

RELI 365 Mysticism and Meditation in China 

(also offered as ASIA 365) 



Asian Studies 103 



RELl 441/525 Popular Religion in the 
Middle East (also offered as .\SIA 441 ) 
RELl 4~0 Buddhist Wisdom Texts 
RELI 4""1 Buddhist Meditation Tlyeor}'- 
Women and Men 

RELI 480/580 Sexuality, Sanctity, and 
Psychoanalysis (also offered as WGST 470) 

Sanskrit 

SANS 301/302 Elemental Sanskrit I and // 
(also offered as LING 351 and 352) 
SANS 401/402 Advanced Sanskrit I and // 
(also offered as LING 451 and 452) 

Sociology 

SOCI 323 The Knowing Body: Buddhism 

Gender and the Social World 

(also offered as .\SL\ 323 and WGST 323) 

Tibetan 

TIBT 132/133 Tibetan Language and Culture I 
and II (also offered as RELI 132/133 
TIBT 33 1/332 Advanced Tibetan Language and 
Culture I and II (also offered as REU 331/332) 

University and Residential 
College Courses 

BAKE 121/jONE 155 Begin ing Vietnamese 
Language and Culture 

JONE 279 Intermediate Vietnamese Language 
and Culture . 



JONE 3 1 1 Indian Society^ and Politics 

IN IV 1 18 The Classic of Changes (I Ching) in 

Asian and World Culture 

[Vietnamese 

JONE 135/BAKE 121 Beginning Vietnamese 
Language and Culture 

JONE 279 Intermediate Vietnamese Language 
and Culture 

Women and Gender Study 

>XGST 240 Gender and Politicized Religion 

(also offered as ASL\ 240) 

WGST 299 Women in Chinese Literature 

(also offered as ASIA 299 and CHIN 299) 

WGST 323 The Knowing Body: Buddhism, 

Gender and the Social World 

(also offered as ASL\ 323 and SOCI 323) 

WGST 340 Gender and Politicized Religion 

(also offered as ASLV 240) 

WGST 399 Women in Chinese Literature 
(also offered as ASLV 399 and CHIN 399) 
WGST 432 Islam in South Asia 
(also offered as ASIA 432 and HIST 432) 
WGST 470 Sexuality Sanctity, and 
Psychoanalysis (also offered as REU 480/580) 



See ASIA in the Courses of Instruction section. 



104 



BlOENGINEERING 



George R. Brown School of Engineering 



Chair 

Rebecca Richards-Kortum 

Professors 

Kyriacos A. Athanasiou 
John W.Clark 
Michael W. Deem 
Ariel Fernandez 
Lydia Kavraki 
Antonios G. Mikos 
Ka-Yiu San 
Jennifer L.West 
Kyriacos Zygourakis 

Professor Emeritus 

J. David Heliums 
Associate Professors 

Bahman Anvari 
Michael A. Barry 
Fathi Ghorbel 
Jianpeng Ma 
Assistant Professors 
Michael R. Diehl 
Rebekah Drezek 
K.Jane Grande-Allen 
Jeffrey D. Hartgerink 
Ching-Hwa Kiang 
Michael Liebschner 
Nikolaos Mantzaris 
Robert Raphael 
Junghae Suh 

Lecturer/Director of 
Laboil\tory Instruction 
Z. Maria Oden 
Ann Saterbak 



Adjunct Professors .. 

William Brownell 

Rena D'Souza 

Gregory R. D. Evans 

Michelle FoUen 

Charles Fraser 

Craig J. Hartley 

Fazle Hussain 

Jose A. Lopez 

JoelL. Moake 

Jacqueline Shanks 

C.Wayne Smith • ;; 

Kenneth Wu 

Adjunct Associate Professors 

Aladin M. Boriek 

David W.Chang 

Michael H. KroU 

Michael Miller 

Mandri N. Obeyesekere 

Charles W.Patrick ' 

Peter Saggau 

Mark M.Udden 

Mark E. K.Wong 

AlanW.Yasko 

Michael Yaszemski 

Adjunct Assistant Professors 

Mary Dickinson 
Daniel E. Epner 
Karen K. Hirschi 
Rex A. Marco 
Anshu B. Mathur 
John S. Oghalai 
Doreen Rosenstrauch 
Rolando E. Rumbaut 



DEGREES offered: BSB, ME, MS, PhD 

Graduate programs in bioengineering offer concentrations in areas that include 
cellular and molecular engineering; bioinstrumentation. imaging, and optics; bio- 
materials and biomechanics; and computational bioengineering. Undergraduate 
programs in bioengineering offer concentrations in areas that include cellular and 
molecular engineering; bioinstrumentation. imaging, and optics; and biomaterials 
and biomechanics. Research areas include biomechanical engineering, biological 
systems modeling, bioinformatics, biomaterials, biomedical lasers, cellular and 
molecular engineering, controlled release technologies, metabolic engineering, 
spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, systems engineering and instrumentation, 
thrombosis, tissue engineering, and transport processes. 

Undergraduate Program — ^The bioengineering undergraduate program will 
prepare students for careers in rapidly developing areas of biomedical engineer- 



Bioengineering 105 



ing and bioprocessing. Our unified and comprehensive program leading to the BS 
degree in bioengineering will: 

• Provide students with a fundamental understanding of mathematics and the 
natural, life, and medical sciences 

• Teach students bioengineering principles and their applications in life and 
medical sciences 

• Develop their critical problem-solving skills in bioengineering. 

• Develop their ability to communicate effectively and participate in 
interdisciplinar)' teams 

• Expose students to a broad education that prepares them for 
diverse careers 

Undergraduates in bioengineering will then have the training to pursue further 
education in graduate school or medical school and will have strong preparation 
for a career in the biotechnology industry. 

The BSB degree is organized around a core of required courses and a selection 
of elective courses from three areas of specialization. The specialization electives 
provide a flexibility that can be used to create a focus in cellular and molecular 
engineering; bioinstrumentation, imaging, and optics; or biomaterials and biome- 
chanics. Because of the number of options, students should consult early with 
departmental advisors to plan a program that meets their needs. 

Degree Requirements for BS in Bioengineering 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
The curriculum for a BS degree in bioengineering requires 94 credit hours, which 
count toward the total of 134 hours required to graduate. 

Preparation — ^As freslimen, students considering a major in bioengineering should 
take MATH 101 and 102,CHEM 121 and 122,PHYS 101 orPHYS 125,PHYS 102 or 
PYTiS 126, and CAAM 210. Sophomore students should take MATH 211 and 212, 
CHEM 21 1, BIOS 201, ELEC 243 and MECH 21 1. BIOE 252 should be taken in the 
first semester of the sophomore year. BIOE 330, BIOE 320, and BIOE 322 should 
be taken the second semester of the sophomore year. 

Students majoring in bioengineering must complete the following courses. 



Core Courses 

Bioengineering 

BIOE 252 Bioengineering Fundamentals 

BIOE 320 Systems Physiolog)' 
Laborator)' Module 

BIOE 322 Systerns Physiology 

BIOE 330 Bioreaction Engineering 

BIOE 332 TlK'nnodynamics 

BIOE 3^2 Tissue Culture Laboratory 

BIOE 3^0 Biomaterials 

BIOE 3~2 Biomechanics 

BIOE 383 Biomedical Instrumentation 

BIOE 38-4 Biomedical Instrumentation 
Laboratory Module 

BIOE 391 Sumerical Methods 



BIOE 420 Biosystems Transport and 
Reaction Processes 

BIOE 440 Statistics for Bioengineers 
BIOE 442* Tissue Engineering 
Laborator}' Module 

BIOE 443* Bioprocessing Laborator]' Module 

BIOE 444* Biomechanical Testing 
Laborator}' Module 

BIOE ^45* Advanced Bioinstrumentation 
Laborator}' Module 

BIOE 451 Bioengineering Design I 

BIOE 452 Bioengineering Design II 

Biosciences 

BIOS 201 Introductor}' Biolog}' 
BIOS 5^1 Cell Biolog}' 



106 Departments / Bioengineering 

Computational and Applied Mathematics Electrical Engineering 

C\.\M 2 1 Introduction to Engineering ELEC 2^3 Introduction to Electronics 

Computation „ , . , ^ . 

Mechanical Engineering 

Chemistry • , mECH 2 1 1 Engineering Mechanics 

CEEM 121 General Chemistn' „, . 

, , ' Physics 

CHEM 122 General Chefnistn' niA^c mi ntnc i n nuvcn-if / 

PHYS 101, PH\ S 1 1 L or PH\ S 1 2 :> Mechanics 

CHEM III Organic Chemistn' nir^c i m nuxc i n novc i -.^ r/ / • V 

•^ • PH\S 102, PH\S 112, or PHYS I2b Electricity 

Math and Magnetism 

MATH 101 Single Variable Calculus I \, 

y^Vi\^2Singleyariahle Calculus II 

MAIl{2nODEs and Li near Algebra ". 

MKHi 212 Multivariable Calculus . . ,-t 

*Students must take the advanced laboraton^ module in their specialization area: 
BIOE 442 or BIOE 443 for cellular and molecular engineering, BIOE 442 or 444 
for biomaterials and biomechanics, and BIOE 445 for bioinstrumentation, imaging 
and optics. Students must take one other advanced laboratory' module for a total 
of tv^ o of the four listed modules (BIOE 442, 443, 444, and 445). 

Specialization Areas 

Three specialization area elective courses, at least two of which must be at the 
senior level, wiU be required in one of the three areas: 

• Cellular and molecular engineering 7 

• Bioinstrumentation, imaging, and optics 

• Biomaterials and biomechanics .'. ' 

The elective courses in these concentration areas will be announced in future course 
listings. All three specialization courses must be engineering courses. 

Graduate Program — ^The bioengineering graduate program at Rice educates its 
students so that they can directly interact with physicians and cell and molecular 
biologists, while still excelling in the quantitative capabilities so important for 
engineering applications. 

Degree Requirements for ME, MS, and PhD 

IN Bioengineering v.. 

For general universit}^ requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57-58). 

ME Program — ^The master of bioengineering degree is intended for those having 
a BA or BS degree in an engineering or science discipline. 

To obtain an ME from the bioengineering department, you must complete the fol- 
lowing course work: 

1 . Curriculum must be approved by the Academic Affairs Committee of the 
bioengineering department. (This will be done on a case-by-case basis). 

2. Total of 30 credit hours is required (courses must be above and beyond the 
requirement for the undergraduate degree) as follows: 

• At least 1 5 credit hours of the 30 must be taken as BIOE courses, including 
BiosystemsTransport and Reaction Processes (BIOE 520) and Fundamentals 
of Systems Physiology (BIOE 5^2) 



Bioengineering lO" 

• Introduction to Panial Differential Equations (MATH 381) (3 hours) 

• One additional engineering course (3 hours) 

• TTiree additional courses approved by the Academic Affairs Committee 
(9 hours) 

In summary-, the credit hours required are: 
15 credit hours of BIOE courses 

3 credit hours of MATH 381 

3 credit hours of one additional engineering course 

9 credit hours of additional courses apprtwed by the Academic Affairs Committee 
30 Total credit hours 

MS Program — Candidates for the MS degree must: 

• Complete at least 18 semester hours of foundation, supporting, and advanced 
courses with high standing 

• Fulfill a teaching requirement 

• Submit an original research thesis 

• Defend the thesis in a public oral examination 
PhD Program — Candidates for the PhD degree must: 

• Complete at least 36 approved semester hours of foundation, supporting, 
and advanced courses, with high standing. Vt'ith departmental approval, the 
course requirements may be reduced to not less than 22 hours for students 
already holding an MS degree. 

• Fulfill a teaching requirement. After their first semester in residence, students 
may be asked to spend the equivalent of 6 to 10 hours per week for a total of 
three semesters on teaching assignments. 

• Submit a thesis proposal. PhD students must submit and successfully defend 
their thesis proposals by the end of their fourth semester in residence. 

• Complete a three- to six-month industrial internship. This requirement may 
be waived for those with adequate previous industrial experience. 

• Submit a thesis that provides evidence of their ability- to earn- out original 
research in a specialized area of bioengineering. 

• Defend the thesis in a public oral examination. 

Graduate students take required courses and electives in the following areas: 

• Cellular and molecular engineering 

• Bioinstrumentation, imaging, and optics 

• Biomaterials and biomechanics 

• Computational bioengineering 

See BIOE in the Courses of Instruction section. 



108 



BlOSClENCES 



Biochemistry and Cell Biology 
The Wiess School of Natural Sciences 



Chair 

George N. Bennett 

Professors 

Kathleen Beckingham 
Janet Braam 
Raymon M. Glantz 
Richard H. Gomer 
Jordan Konisky 
Seiichi P.T. Matsuda 
Kathleen Shive Matthews 
John S. Olson 
Ronald J. Parry 
Michael Stern 
Charles R. Stewart 

Professors Emeriti 

Jorge Awapara 
James Wayne Campbell 
Graham Palmer 
James B.Walker 

Associate Professors 

Bonnie Bartel 
Michael C. Gustin 
Edward P. Nikonowicz 
Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede 



a 



Assistant Professors 
Mary Ellen Lane 
Kevin R. MacKenzie 
James A. McNew 
YousifShamoo 
Jonathan Silberg 
YizhiJaneTao 
Daniel Wagner 
Semor Faculty Fellow 
Marian Fabian 
Faculty Fellow 
Sarah Bondos 

Lecturer/Laboratory Coordinators 

Beth Beason ., , , 

David R. Caprette 
M.Susan Gates 

Adjunct Faculty 

James Armstrong ; v ; 

Richard Dixon 

Daniel Feeback 

Robert O. Fox 

Susan Gibson ■ • .' 

Kendal Hirschi : :, 

NealPellis 

George N. Phillips, Jr. 

Florante A. Quiocho . 

Clarence Sams 

Scott Singleton 

Peggy Whitson 



Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 



The Wiess School of 

Chair 

Joan Strassmann 

Professors 

Paul A. Harcombe 
David C. Queller 
Calvin H.Ward 

Associate Professor 
Evan Siemann 

Assistant Professors 

Nat Holland 
Michael Kohn 
Lisa Meffert 
Jennifer Rudgers 
Ken Whitney 



Natural Sciences 

Lecturer/Laboratory Coordinator 
Barry Sullender 

Huxley Fellow 

Anne Danielson-Fran^ois v^ 

Faculty Fellow > 

Kevin Foster 

Professors Emeriti 

Frank M. Fisher, Jr. 
Ronald L. Sass 
Stephen Subtelny 

Adjunct Faculty 
Nancy Greig 
Steve Pennings 



Biosciences 109 



DEGREES Offered: BA, BS, MA, PhD 

Undergraduate Programs — ^The Departments of Biochemistry and Cell Biology 
and Ecology and Evolutionary Biolog> offer a broad range of courses in the biosci- 
ences: animal behavior, animal biolog}, biochemistr>, biophysics, cell biolog>, 
developmental biology, ecology, endocrinology, evolutionary biology, genetics, 
immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, neurobiology, plant biology, and 
ad\ anced courses in these and related areas. Students ma>' elect a BA in Biochemistr>' 
and C,ell Biology. BA in Biological Sciences, BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biolog)-, 
or BS in Ecolog> and Evolutionary Biology; and may select courses from the range 
of topics listed above. 

Core courses required of all biosciences majors: 



Mathematics 

MVFH 101/102 Single Vahahle Calculus I m^ II 

Chemistry 

CI lEM 1 2 1> 1 2 2 General Chemistr)' 
with Laborator)' 

CHEM 211/212 Organic Chemistr)' 
CHEM 21S Organic Chemistry lah 

Physics 

Plfvs 125/126 General Physics I iind II 

Biosciences 

BIOS 201/202 Introductory Biolog}' 

^lOS 501 Biochemistfy 

BIOS 2 1 1 Introductory Lab in Biological 

Sciences (2 credit hours) 

BIOS 2 1 3 Introductoiy Lab in Ecology and 

Evolutionaiy Biolog)' 



One Group B BIOS course 

2 of the following advanced 
laboratory courses: 

BIOS ? 1 1 Lab in Protein Purification 
BIOS 3 1 2 Lab Module in Molecular Biology I 

BIOS 3 1 3 Lab Module in Molecular Biology II 
mOS ^i-i Lab in Cell and 
Developmental Biolog)' 

BIOS 315 Lab in Physiology 

BIOS 5 \G Lab in Ecolog)' 

mOS 517 Lab in Behavior 

BIOS 318 Lab in Microbiology 

BIOS 319 Tropical Eield Biology 

BIOS 320 Lab in Tissue Culture 

BIOE 342 Lab in Tissue Culture 

BIOS 530 \MP Spectroscopy and 
Molecular Modeling 

• BIOS 532 Spectroscopy 

BIOS 533 Computational Biology 

BIOS 535 Practical X-Ray Cr)'stallography 

Math 1 1 1 and 112 may be substituted for Math 101;Chem 151, 152 may be substi- 
tuted for Chem 121, 122;Phys 101 and 102 or Phys 1 1 1 and 1 12 and their labs may 
be substituted for Phys 125,1 26. See listings in the Courses of Instruction for Group 
A and B designations. No course may be counted more than once toward any of the 
major requirements. 

One of the advanced laboratory course requirements can be satisfied by taking any 
of the following: (i) Bios 310 if taken for at least two credits; or (ii) Hons 470/471, 
if the research supervisor is from one of the Biosciences departments, or if the 
research is biological in nature and pre-approved by the student's advisor; or (iii) 
Bios 412. 

BA IN Biochemistry and Cell Biology 

In addition to the core courses required of all biosciences majors, BA majors within 
this option must also take: 

• MATH 2 1 1 or MATH 2 1 3 

• BIOS 311 



110 Departments / Biosciences 

• BIOS 341 

• Two of the following courses: BIOS 302, BIOS 344, BIOS 352 

• Two additional Group A biosciences courses, only one of which may be BIOS 
401 or 402 

Chem 311 and 312 may be substituted for BIOS 352. Neur 511 and 512 may be 
substituted for one Group A course. Students may receive credit toward the major 
for a maximum of 3 credits of BIOS 390. 

BA IN BIOLOGICAL Sciences 

In addition to the core courses that are required of all biosciences majors, BA majors 
within this option must take: , 

• MATH 211 or MATH 213 or STAT 305 

• One ofthe following advanced lab courses:BIOS 311,312,313,314,315,316, 
317, 318, 319, 320, 530, 532, 533, 535, or BIOE 342 

• One of the following Group A courses: BIOS 302, 341, 344, 352 

• One additional Group A course 

• Two Group B courses . . 

• One additional Group A or Group B course 

Only one of the courses used to satisfy these group A and group B requirements 
may be BIOS 401, 402, 403, or 404. NEUR 51 1 and 512 may be substituted for one 
Group A course. Students may receive credit toward the major for a maximum of 
3 credits of BIOS 390 and 3 credits of BIOS 391. Students desiring to specialize in 
ecology and evolutionary biology can choose a group B course for the group A or 
B course and their advanced lab can be BIOS 316, 317, or 319- 

BS IN Biochemistry AND Cell Biology 

In addition to the core courses required of all biosciences majors, BS majors must 
also take: 

MATH 211 or MATH 213 

BIOS 311 

BIOS 302 

BIOS 341 

BIOS 344 

BIOS 352 ^^ ' - ■ 

Three additional Group A bioscience courses ' ' ' 

BIOS 401 and 402 are recommended Group A courses in the BS degree program. 
NEUR 511 and 512 may be substituted for one Group A course. Students may re- 
ceive credit toward the major for a maximum of 3 credits of BIOS 390. 

'.■ .'. ' Of' 

BS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 

In addition to the core courses required of aU biosciences majors, BS majors must 
also take: - 

MATH 211 or MATH 213 or Stat 305 

One of the following advanced laboratory courses: BIOS 316, 317, 319 
One Group A biosciences course 

BIOS 403 and BIOS 404 . ^^ ^i :7: 

Two additional Group B biosciences courses ,, : : • }, ■ aj/ • 

One additional biosciences course from Group A or B ^ '^ ■ /OiJi ^ 



Bioscicnccs 1 1 1 

NEUR Sll and SI 2 may be substituted for one (iroup A course. Students may 
receive credit toward the major lor a maximum of 3 credits of HIOS yX) and 3 
credits of BIOS 3^1 

Advising — Students should contact the appropriate departmental office to be 
assigned to an advisor Those pursuinu a HS or HA in iiiochemisir\ and (x*ll Biol- 
ogy should contact that department oflice Those pursuing a liS in Hcologv and 
EvolutionarN Biolog\ should contact that department office. Ihose electing a BA in 
Biological Sciences ma\ choose the department that most closeK corresponds to 
their interests, and that choice may be changed at any time. Students interested in 
environmental careers should consult w ith the Tcolog\ and Hvolulionar\ Biology 
Department tor a list of recommended courses. See also Hnvironmental Studies 
listings and Environmental Science Double Major. 

It is recommended that the lOO-level mathematics and chemistr\ courses be taken 
in the freshman year; that the lOO-level physics courses and the 2()()-level biosci- 
ences courses be taken in either the freshman or sophomore year; and that (;HEM 
2 11 . 2 1 2. 2 1 S be taken in the sophomore year.Those with a limited background in 
chemistry should complete CHEM 121,122 before taking BIOS 201 ,202. Others are 
urged to take BIOS 20 1 , 202 as freshmen, to permit earlier access to advanced level 
BIOS courses. PIHS 1 2S and 1 26 are the preferred physics courses for biosciences 
majors. However, PHVS 101 and 102 or PHYS 1 1 1 and 112 and their labs may be 
taken instead by those \\ ishing to preserve the option of majoring in a subject for 
which FH\S 101 and 102 are required. 

An undergraduate major in biosciences must have 48 semester hours in courses 
numbered 300 or higher to obtain a BA or BS degree. Students must also complete 
no fewer than 60 semester hours outside the departmental requirements.'These must 
include the courses needed to satish the university distribution requirements. 

Accelerated Rice BA-BS/PhD Program in 
Biochemistry and Cell Biology 

Qualified undergraduate students at Rice can apply to enroll in the biochemistry 
and cell biology graduate program in their senior year. The course requirements 
for graduate studies are therefore completed at the same time as the upper-level 
undergraduate degree requirements; laboratory research performed as part of the 
undergraduate thesis project can serve as the initial phases of the PhD thesis work. 
As a result, the graduate careers of these students \v ill be accelerated by at least 
one full year, and. in principle, such students should be able to obtain their PhD 
degrees approximately three years after obtaining their BA or BS degree. 

Criteria for selection include academic performance ((iPA > 3 3).(»KH scores, mo- 
tivation, previous research experience, and personal qualities. Selection is made by 
the department admissions committee. 

Mechanics of the Program 

The program requires the completion of two and one-half years (or their equiva- 
lent) of undergraduate studies at Rice before a student can be considered for 
enrollment in the accelerated PhD program. To continue in the program, the fol- 
lowing requirements must be fulfilled: (l)The student must take the CiRE before 
receiving the BA or BS degree and receive scores greater than SO percent in the 
Analytical and Quantitative Tests; (2) students must also maintain at least a B aver- 
age in all courses in their senior year; and (3) the usual graduate requirements will 
apply for continuation in the program. 



112 Departments / Biosciences 



DEGREE Requirements for MA and PhD in 
Biochemistry and Cell Biology 

Admission — Applicants for graduate study in the Department of Biochemistry 
and Cell Biology must have: 

• BA degree in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, 
or some equivalent 

• Strong ability and motivation, as indicated by academic record, Graduate 
Record Examination (GRE) scores, and recommendations < 

Although the department offers an MA degree in biochemistry and cell biology, 
only on rare occasions are students who do not intend to pursue the PhD degree 
admitted to the graduate program. The department provides a program guide 
entitled "Graduate Requirements for Biochemistry and Cell Biology" which is up- 
dated annually. For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (in the 
General Announcements). ; : 

BotliPhD and MA Programs — Most of the formal course studies will be completed 
in the first year of residence to allow the students to commence thesis research at 
the end of their second semester at Rice. During the first year, all graduate students 
will be advised by the Graduate Advisory Committee (current composition: Stern, 
Bartel, Braam, Gustin, Olson). This committee will determine the formal course 
program to be taken during the first year in residence. Students are required to have 
training in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and physical chemistry or biophys- 
ics. If students are missing formal training in these subjects, they are required to 
take the equivalent background courses during their first year. The corresponding 
courses at Rice include the following: 



BIOS 301 Biochemistry 

BIOS 502 Biochemistry 

BIOS 3 1 1 , 3 1 2 and 3 1 3 Laboratories for 
the Biosciences 

BIOS 341 Cell Biology 

BIOS 344 Molecular Biology and Genetics 

BIOS 352 Physical Chemistry for 
the Biosciences 

All PhD students are required to take 
the following graduate-level courses: 

BIOS 575 Introduction to Research 

BIOS 581, 582 Graduate Research Seminars 

BIOS 583 Molecular Interactions 

BIOS 587 Research Design, Proposal Writing, 
and Professional Dei'elopment 



BIOS 594 The Ethics ofBioscience 
and Bioengineering . " 

BIOS 599 Graduate Teaching 

BIOS 800 Graduate Research (rotations in 
first year) 

Students must also take 2 units from 
the following set of advanced courses: 

BIOS 525 Plant Molecular Biology (1 unit) 

BIOS 530, 532, 533, 535 Graduate Laboratory 
Modules in Molecular Biophysics 
( 1/2 unit each) 

BIOS 5^5 Advanced Molecular Biolog)' and 

Genetics ( 1 unit) 

BIOS 551 Molecular Biophysics 

BIOS 588 Advanced Cell and Developmental 

Biolog}' {\ wmx) •■ :: 1j: 



Students should complete BIOS 583 and BIOS 587 in their first year, and they will 
be responsible for the content of those course programs in their admission to can- 
didacy examinations (see below). Students also gain teaching experience by serving 
as discussion leaders and graders in undergraduate sections during their second 
year. Safety and ethics presentations are provided for first-year students. 

Evaluation of Progress in Graduate Study — The Graduate Advisory Committee 
evaluates each student's undergraduate record and identifies any deficiencies to be 
corrected (usually in the first year). Thesis advisors may require additional course 
work of a more specialized nature. Students must complete aU additional courses 
before taking the admission to candidacy examination. 



Biosciences 113 

At the end of each semester, the department chair, in consultation with the com- 
mittee and faculrv', reviews student performance in the formal course work; after 
students complete t\\'0 semesters at Rice, the facult) conducts a review. Students 
must maintain at least a B average and demonstrate outstanding motivation and 
potential for research. 

Evaluation after the tirst year includes: 

• Ongoing review of research progress by the thesis research advisor 

• A research progress review examination given each year by the student's 
Research Progress Review Committee 

• Presentation of research progress at least once a year after the second year 
until submission of a complete doctoral thesis 

• Completion of an oral admission to candidacy examination before the end of 
the student's fourth semester 

• Defense of the PhD thesis research and text in a final public seminar presenta- 
tion and oral examination attended by the student's Thesis Committee 

MA Program — All the above requirements and evaluation procedures apply to MA 
candidates with the following exceptions. The research progress review examina- 
tion held during the MA student's second full year, which is identical in format to 
that for PhD students, replaces the admission to candidacy examination; no other 
preliminary examination is held before the final oral defense of the master's thesis. 
MA candidates must complete a thesis and make a public oral defense of their 
research work to their Thesis Committee and other interested parties. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR MA AND PHD IN ECOLOGY 

AND Evolutionary Biology 

Admission— Applicants for graduate study in the Department of Ecology and 
Ev()lutionar\ Biology must have: 

• BA degree or equivalent 

• Scores from the Ciraduate Record Examination (ORE), including the advanced 
examination in biology 

• A strong background in biology 

• Completed course work in physics, mathematics (including calculus), and 
chemistry (including organic chemistry) 

These requirements do not preclude admission of qualified applicants who have 
majored in areas other than biolog). Deficiencies should be made up during the 
first year of residence; some may be waived at the discretion of the student's faculty 
advisor and the department chair. 

Entering students will meet with a faculty advisor to form a course of study for the 
first year. All first-year students will demonstrate basic proficiency in ecology and 
ev()lutionar> biology either by completing one ecology course from the following 
choices: BIOS 322. BIOS 32 i, BIOS 325, BIOS 329,or BIOS 336 and one evolutionary 
biology course from the following choices: BIOS 32 1 or BIOS 334 or by performing 
satisfactorily on a written examination that tests basic knowledge in both ecology 
and evolutionary biolog)-. 

All graduate students are required to complete the following graduate-level courses: 
BIOS 561 Topics in Evolution. BIOS 562Topics in Behavioral Biology.BIOS 563Topics 
in Ecology. BIOS 568T()pics in Biological Diversity. BIOS 585/586 (iraduate Seminar 
in Ecology and Evolutionary Biolog\. Students nia> substitute BIOS 432 Advanced 
Evolutionary' Biolog}- for BIOS 561 or BIOS 562. Students are required to complete 



114 Departments / Biosciences 

two semesters of BIOS 591 Graduate Teaching. Students typically complete a PhD 
in no fewer than 3 and no more than 5 years. 

MS Program — In addition to the general university requirements and those listed 
above, the Master of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biolog)^ requires 10 hours 
of research credit. 

MA Program — In addition to the general university requirements and those 
listed above, the Master of Arts in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology requires 
the completion and public defense of a thesis embodying the results of an 
original investigation. 

PhD Program — In addition to the general university requirements and those Listed 
above, applicants for the PhD degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology must: 

• Maintain a grade average of B or better in courses taken in the department 
and satisfactory grades in courses taken outside the department 

• Pass the admission to candidacy examination given by the Graduate Advisory 
Committee (this examination may be oral and/or written) 

• Complete an original investigation and a doctoral thesis worthy of publication 
in a scientific journal 

• Present a departmental seminar on the research 

• Publiclv defend the doctoral thesis 



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115 

Center for the Study of Languages 
The School of Humanities 

Director Lfxtrrers 

Deborah Nclson-C'ampbcll MahcrAwad (Anibic) 

Ass(x:iATE Director Titpa Haron (I/chrcir) 

(Uairc Bartlctt Suzana Hlocm (Portuiiiicse) 

rx ¥ ^ ^ Patricia Hroudon-domcz (Stni)iish) 

Director OF Langiiage ,.. . , ,,. ' 

n r- (JiriSta dailU (CiODUDl) 

Resource Center , „,. ,, ,. 

(Jairc Bartlctt -:. , ,, ,. . , ' ., . 

Marshall McArthur (Chinese) 
Senior LEcnriRERs Pegg\ Patterson (Spciuisb) 

Veronica Albin (Spanish) y^^.^.^^ p^.^.,^.,, f Spanish) 

Lilly C. Chen (Chinese) Chao-mei Shen ra7//R^5t^> 

Brigitte CruU (French) j^j^^g Yeh (Chinese) 

Evelyne Datta (Hench) gj^..^ Zambosco-Thomas (Spanish) 

Raquel (iaxlan (Spanish) j^^ (Italian) 

Jonathan Ludwig (Russian) 
Jose Narbona (Spanish) 
Marcela Salas (Spanish) 
Hiroko Sato (Japanese) 
Gautami Shah (Hindi) 
Richard Spuler (German) 
Jane Verm (Spatiish) 

The (x-nter for the Study of Languages (CSL) was founded in 199" to promote and 
enhance the study of languages at Rice University^ and is responsible for teaching 
13 languages through the third year of instruction. The role of the center is to 
establish innovative approaches to language acquisition, expand opportunities for 
language learning across the curriculum, and increase Rice students" participation 
in .study and work abroad. The Language Resource (Center (LIU;), the technology 
division of the (^SL, provides resources such as specialized computer software 
and enhanced videos to support and supplement all aspects of the teaching and 
learning of languages. 

DEGREES Offered: None 

The CSL does not offer degree programs it.self, but students are able to pursue 
language degrees from language departments. Some of those degrees include: BA 
in Asian Studies (Asian Studies), BA in Classical Studies (Classical Studies), BA, .VIA. 
and PhD in French Studies (French Studies), BA in German Studies, BA in Slavic 
Studies ((ierman and Slavic Studies). and BA.MA in Spanish (Hispanic Studies). See 
each department for degree requirements. 

Placement Testing 

Foreign language cla.sses are popular among Rice I'niversity students who wish to 
enhance their knowledge of world languages and cultures. Students who have some 
background in the language they intend to study are required to take a placement 
te.st to ensure that they are placed in the appropriate course. Placement Tests can 
be given online prior to matriculation or during ()- Week. Additional information 
regarding language placement tests can be found on the Language Resource (Center 
web page at www.ruf.rice.edu/~lrc. 



116 Departments / Center for the Study of Languages 

Transfer Credits 

The CSL will determine equivalency for foreign language classes taken at other col- 
leges or universities and approve them for transfer credit. University^ transfer credit 
guidelines (see page 27) as well as requirements of the degree-granting department 
still apply. Students who study abroad should have their transfer credits approved 
before they commit to a study-abroad program. Wlien requesting Rice equivalent 
credit for foreign language acquisition courses students must submit no less that 
the following to the CSL for approval: 1) the appropriate transfer request form from 
the Registrar's Office, 2) a program description for courses taken abroad or catalog 
description for courses taken in the US, and 3) a syllabus for the course they wish 
to take or have taken. Students should be aware that the approval process takes 
about one week and should plan accordingly. 

Scholarships 

Two scholarships are offered yearly through the CSL.The Donne Di Domani donates 
money to be awarded to outstanding Rice University students. This scholarship, to 
be used for tuition and books, is awarded to students committed to study of the 
Italian language and is based on need and merit.The Ministry of Education, Republic 
of China in Taiwan also offers a scholarship to study Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan 
for one year. Students interested in applying for either of these scholarships should 
contact the CSL at the beginning of the spring semester. 

See ARAB, CHIN, FREN, GERM, HIND, HEBR, ITAL, JAPA, KORE, PLSH, 
PORT, RUSS, and SPAN in the Courses of Instruction section. 



117 

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
The George R. Brown School of Engineering 



Chair Associate Professor 

K\ riacos Zygourakis Paul H. l,aibinis 

Professors Matteo Pasquali 

Constantinc Armeniades Assistant Professors 

Walter G. C.hapman Ramon (ionzalcz 

Vicki Colvin Nikolaos Mantzaris 

George J. Hirasaki Michael S.Wong 

Antonios G. Mikos Adjunct Professor 

Clarence A. Miller Marek Behr 
Marc A. Robert 



Ka-Yiu San 



Adjunct Associate Professors 
.^ . ,„, Thomas W Badgwell 

•!^"^^!!.^^^'' WaylonV House 

Adjunct Assistant Professors 
David A. Hokanson 
Andreas N. Matzakos 

Lecturers 

Kenneth R. Cox 



Mark Wiesner 

Professors Emeriti 
William W.Akers 
Sam H. Davis 
Derek C. Dyson 
Joe W. Hightower 
Riki Kobayashi 



DEGREES Offered: BA, BSChE, MChE, MS, PhD 

This major gives undergraduates a sound scientific and technical grounding for 
further development in a varietN^ of professional environments. Courses in math- 
ematics, chemistry,physics, and computational engineering provide the background 
for the chemical engineering core, which introduces students to chemical process 
fundamentals, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, kinetics, 
reactor design, process control, and process design. Course electives may be used 
to create a focus area in one of the following four disciplines: bioengineering, 
environmental engineering, materials science/engineering, and computational 
engineering. I pon completing either the flexible BA requirements or the more 
scientific and professional BSChE requirements, students may appl)- for a fifth year 
of stud> leading to the nonthesis Master of Chemical Engineering (MChE) degree. 
A joint MBA/MChE degree is also available in conjunction with the Jesse H.Jones 
Graduate School of Management. 

Students admitted for graduate studies leading to the MS or PhD degrees must 
complete a rigorous program combining advanced course work and original 
research that must be formalized in an approved thesis. Graduate research is pos- 
sible in a number of areas, including thermodynamics, interfacial phenomena, 
complex fluids, polymer science and rheology, process control and optimization, 
reaction engineering and catalysis, reservoir engineering, biotechnology, and 
biomedical engineering. 

Degree Requirements for BS in Chemical Engineering 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
The BS degree is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and 



118 Departments / Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

Technology (ABET). Through careful selection of other engineering and science 
courses, a student can develop a focus (or concentration) area in any of the following 
4 engineering disciplines: environmental science/engineering,bioengineering, mate- 
rials science/engineering, and computational engineering.These elective programs 
can be completed within the framework of a BS in chemical engineering. Students 
majoring in chemical engineering must complete 96 hours in the courses specified 
below for a minimum of 132 hours at graduation. 

The undergraduate curriculum is designed so that outstanding students interested 
in careers in research and teaching may enter graduate school after earning either 
bachelor's degree. 

Engineering Breadth and Focus Area Options 

To complete their teclinical education, Rice students seeking a BS degree in chemi- 
cal engineering take course electives in at least two other engineering disciplines 
to satisfN" a "breadth" requirement. 

Or, they can use their electives to create a focus (or concentration) area in one of 
the following four disciplines: 

• biotechnology/bioengineering 

• computational engineering 

• environmental engineering 

• materials science and engineering 

Consult our department web page for a detailed list of courses that can be used to 
satisfy^ the engineering breadth or focus area requirements. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Chemical Engineering 

Chemistry CHBE 411/412 Thermod] 'uamics I and II 

CHEM 121/122 General Chemistr)^ . cHBE 443 Chemical Engineering Lab II 

^ O^Y.'^l^ Process Dynamics and Control 

OY CUEM 151/1^^2 Honors Chemistr]' 

Mathemattcs 

with Laboratory y^^^ jq j/j q2 single Variable Calculus I and 11 

OmAin/in Organic Chemistry miW inordinary Differential Equations 

CHEM 2 1 ^ Organic Chemistty Lab and Linear Algebra 

CHEM 3 1 1/3 1 2 Physical Chemistry MATH 2 1 2 Multivariable Calculus or ; 

Ally 2 of CHEM 2 1 2 , CHEM 3 1 1 , or CHEM 3 1 2 equivalent honors courses 

Chemical Engineering C.\.\M 336 Differential Equations in Science 

CHBE 301 Chemical Engineenng Fundamentals and Engineering or IVL\TH 381 Introduction 

QmY.m Computer Programing in to Partial Differential Equations 

Chemical Engineers Physics 

CHBE 305 Computational Methods for PmS 101 or 1 1 1 Mechanics 

Chemical Engineers PHYS 1 02 or 1 1 2 Electricity and Magnetism 

CHBE 343 Chemical Engineering Lab I Mechanical Engineering 

CHBE 390 Kinetics and Reactor Design MECH 2 1 1 Engineering Mechanics 

CHBE 40 1/402 Transport Phenomena I and II :• • . 

O^Y. ^^^ Product and Process Design - ; 

Students pursuing the BA degree in chemical engineering must meet all of the 
requirements for the BSChE degree with the following exceptions: CHBE 404 and 
470 are not required. They do not have to satisf\^ the requirements for either the 



Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 1 19 

engineering breadth or the focus area. Free electives may be substituted for these 
requirements to reach at least 132 semester hours for graduation. 

Prerequisites for Chemical Engineering Courses — Before undergraduates may 
register for courses in chemical engineering at the 300 level and above, they must 
satisfy the following prerequisites. 

For CHBE 30 1 For CHBE 403 

Math 101/102 CHBE 390, 402, and 412 

CHEM 121/122 orCHEM 151/152 Co/Prerequisites: CHBE 470 and 

Corequisile: CHBE 303 ^^^^ ^ • • 

For CHBE 390 For CHBE 404 

CHBE 30 1 , 303, and 305 CHBE 403 

MATH 211/212 For CHBE 411 

For CHBE 401 CHBE 301 and 303 

CHBE 411 For CHBE 412 

MATH 211/212 CHBE4II 

PHYS 101/102 For CHBE 470 

Co/Prerequisite: CHBE 305 ^HBE 390, 402, and 412 

For CHBE 402 

CHBE 401 

Co/Prerequisites: CAAM 336 or MATH 381 

With the written consent of the instructor, students may register for a course without 
completing the required prerequisite(s). Waivers, however, are not transferable. 

Degree Requirements for MChE, MS, and PhD in 

Chemical Engineering 

For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57-58). 

MChE Program — For the MChE degree, students must complete at least 30 hours 
of courses beyond those counted for their undergraduate degree. At least 6 of the 
courses taken must be upper-level courses in chemical engineering and 1 must be 
an approved mathematics course .The chemical engineering courses selected should 
include process design (two semesters) and process control, unless courses in these 
subjects were taken during the student s undergraduate studies. 

MS Program — Candidates for the MS degree must: 

• Complete at least 18 approved semester hours with high standing 

• Submit an original research thesis 

• Defend the thesis in a public oral examination 
PhD Program — Candidates for the PhD degree must: 

• Demonstrate competence in the areas of applied mathematics, thermodynam- 
ics, transport processes, and chemical kinetics and reactor design b) passing 
qualify ing examinations, usually during the first year of study 

• Complete at least 36 approved semester hours with high standing (with de- 
partment approval, the course requirements may be reduced to 24 hours for 
students already holding an MS degree) 

• Submit a thesis that provides evidence of their ability' to carry- out original 
research in a specialized area of chemical engineering 

• Defend the thesis in a public oral examination 
See CHBE in the Courses of Instruction section. 



120 

Chemistry 



The Wiess School of Natural Sciences 



Chair 

Kenton H.Whitmire 

Professors 
Andrew R. Barron 
W. Edward Billups 
Philip R. Brooks 
Vicki L. Colvin 
Robert F. Curl, Jr. 
Paul S. Engel 
Graham P Glass 
Naomi Halas 
John S. Hutchinson 
James L. Kinsey 
Seiichi P.T. Matsuda 
Ronald J. Parry 
Ronald L. Sass 
Gustavo E. Scuseria 
Richard E. Smalley 
James M.Tour 
R. Bruce Weisman 
Kenton H.Wliitmire 
Lon J.Wilson 

Associate Professors 

E. Pernilla L. Wittung Stafshede 
Boris l.Yakobson 



Assistant Professors 

Victor Behar 
Cecilia Clementi 
Jason H. Hafner 
Jeffrey D. Hartgerink 
Anatoly Kolomeisk}^ 
Michael S.Wong 

Adjunct Professors 

Marco Ciufolini 
Tohru Fuku) ama 
Peter Harland 
Michael Metzker ' 

M. Robert Willcott 

Lecturers 

Lawrence B.Alemany 
Mary E. R. McHale 

Distinguished Faculty Fellow 

Robert H. Hauge 
Bruce R.Johnson 
Faculty Fellow 
Valery Kliabashesku 
Kristen Kulinowski 

Visiting Professor 

Raphael Levine 



Degrees Offered: BA, BS, MA, PhD 

Recognizing the wide range of studies encompassed by chemistry, the department 
encourages undergraduates to explore offerings in other departments such as 
mathematics, computational and applied mathematics, biochemistry, and physics 
as well as upper-level courses in chemistry. An interdepartmental major is offered 
in chemical physics. Taking advantage of the department's extensive facilities, 
each BS degree candidate carries out a program of individual research under the 
supervision of a faculty member. 

Graduate studies emphasize individual research, together with a fundamental under- 
standing of chemistry beyond the students'specilic interests. Faculty^ research interests 
include the synthesis and biosynthesis of organic natural products; the synthesis 
of small cycloalkanes, molecular recognition, and biological catalysis; bioinorganic 
and organometallic chemistry; main group element and transition metal chemistry; 
the chemistry of group 1 3 elements; high-pressure and high-temperature chemistr)^; 
fluorine chemistry; chemical vapor deposition; the design of nanophase solids; mo- 
lecular photochemistry and photophysics; infrared kinetic spectroscopy, laser and 
NMR spectroscopy; studies of electron transfer in crossed beams; theoretical and 
computational chemistr) ;and the study of fiiUerene molecules,carbon nanotubes,and 
their derivatives; polymer synthesis and characterization; molecular electronics; and 
molecular machines. . 



Chemistry 121 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BA IN CHEMISTRY 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students choosing to receive a BA in chemistry must have a total of at least 
120 semester hours at graduation, including the following courses required of 
all majors. 



Core Courses 



Chemistry 

CHEM 121/122 General Chemistry with 
laboratory or CHEM 151/152 Honors 
Chemistr}' with laboratory 

CHEM 211/212 Organic Chemistry 
CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry' Lab 
CHEM 3 1 1/3 1 2 Physical Chemistr)' 
CHEM 351 1 ntroductor)' Module in 
Experimental Chemistr]' I 

CHEM 352 /ntroductor}' Module in 
Experimental Chemistr}' II 

CHEM 353 Introductor}' Module in 

A nal} 'tical Methods 

CHEM 360 Inorganic Chemistr}' 

Mathematics* 

M.\TH 10 1/102 Single Variable Calculus I and 

// or M.\TH 121/122 

MATH 211 Ordi nan' Differential Equations 

and Linear Algebra 

MATH 2 1 2 Multivariable Calculus or MATH 

221/222 Honors Calcidus III and IV 

Physics 

PHYS 101 ov \\\ Mechanics 

PH\'S 102 or \\l Electricity and Magnetism 

Other 

NSCl 230 Computation in the Natural 
Sciences or CV\M 210 Introduction to 
Engineering Computationior equivalent) 

* The Deprtment of Mathematics may, after 
consultation with a student concerning his/her 
previous math preparation, recommend that 
a student be placed into a higher level math 
course than for which the student has official 
credit. The Department of Chemistry will 
accept this waiver of the math classes upon 
a written conhrmattion of the waiver from 
the Department of Mathematics and upon the 
student's successhil completion of the higher 



level math course. 



Advanced Courses 



Additional Lecture Courses 

At least 1 course from the following: 

CHEM 401 Advanced Organic Chemistr}' 

CHEM 430 Quantum Chemistr}' 

CHEM 495 Transition Metal Chemistr}' 

Additional Laboratory Courses 

At least 3 advanced laboratory' module 
credit hours from the following list: 

CHEM ^Ih Advanced Module in 

Fidlerene Chemistr}' 

CHEM ^1^ Advanced Module in 

Synthetic Chemistr}' 

CHEM il'b Advanced Module 

in Nanochemistr}' 

CHEM 57 6 Advanced Module in 

Materials Chemistr}' 

CHEM 577 Advanced Module in Catalysis 

CHEM 381 Advanced Module in 

Physical Chemistr}', A 

CHEM 5^1 Advanced Module in Ph}'sical 

Chemistr}', B 

CHEM 59>5 Advanced Module in Instrumental 

Analysis, A 

CHEM 5^=> Advanced Module in 

Polymer Chemistr}' 

CHEM 391 Advanced Module in Catalysis 

CHEM 395 Advanced Module in 
Green Chemistr}' 

CHEM 435 Methods of Computational 
Qtumtum Chemistr}' 



To ensure that students receive suitable breadth in their laborator)- experience, ad- 
vanced module selections must be approved by the student's major committee. 



122 Departments / Chemistry 

Other advanced laboraton- courses from chemically related disciplines (biochemistry, 
materials science, environmental engineering, etc.) may be substituted for these 
advanced modules, with approval of the committee. Chemistry majors may also 
substitute 2 advanced organic laboratory module credit hours for CHEM 215, with 
approval of the committee. Three hours of CHEM 491 (taken for one entire semes- 
ter) may be substituted for 1 advanced laboratory' module if no other CHEM 49 1 
credit is taken in the same semester. 

Students in the chemistr}^ BA major must satisfy- the universit\' distribution re- 
quirements and complete no fewer than 64 semester hours in addition to the 
departmental requirements for the chemistry major, giving a minimum total of 120 
hours for graduation. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BS IN CHEMISTRY 

The core chemistr}, math, physics, and NSCI 230 requirements for the BS degree 
are the same as those for the BA degree. PH^'^S 201 Waves and Optics and PH^'^S 
202 Modern Physics are recommended but not required. 

In addition to the core requirements, the BS degree requires the following course 
and laboratory' work: 

• 2 courses total from the Additional Lecture Courses list 

• 3 advanced modules from the Additional Laboratory Courses list. As with 
the BA degree, 2 advanced laboratory modules may be substituted for CHEM 
215 with departmental approval. 

• At least 3 semester hours in undergraduate research (CHEM 491) in no less 
than 2-hour segments. With departmental approval, students may satisfs^ this 
requirement with HONS 470/4"^ 1 , which requires participation in CHEM 491 
meetings. Students may also satisf\" 3 of the 6 required hours in upper-level 
courses with additional research. 

• 6 hours credit in upper-level courses (300 level or higher) in chemistrv; math- 
ematics, computational and applied mathematics, physics, biochemistry, or 
other subjects with adviser approval. 

Students in the chemistrs' BS major must satisfs' the distribution requirements (see 
pages 15-16) and complete no fewer than 60 semester hours in addition to the 
departmental requirements for the chemistry major, giving a minimum total of 128 
hours for graduation. 

American Chemical Society^ Certification — ^The Rice Department of Chemistr}^ 
is on the approved list of the Committee on Professional Training of the American 
Chemical Societs* and so can certify that graduates have met the appropriate stan- 
dards. The BA degree is not certifiable. For certification, students must complete: 

• All degree requirements for the BS degree listed above 

• CHEM 495 Transition Metal Chemistry as one of the additional 
lecture courses 

• A department-approved course in biochemistry^ 

• 9 hours total in upper-level courses from chemistry, physics, mathematics, 
computational and applied mathematics, biochemistry, or other courses in 
science or engineering with the approval of the department. The required 
course in biochemistry' listed above counts toward this total. 

A foreign language, preferably German, is recommended. 

Chemical Physics Major — ^The chemical physics major leading to a BS degree is 
offered in conjunction with the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Students take 
upper4evel courses in both chemistry and physics, focusing on the applications of 
physics to chemical systems. Students majoring in chemical physics must complete the 
following courses: 



Chemistn 123 



Core Courses 



Chemistry M\TH 2 1 1 Ordinar}' Differential Equatiom 

CHEM 1 2 1/122 General Chemistry with and Linear Algebra 

Laborator}' or CHEM 151/152 Honors IV^TH lllMultirariable Calculus or MATH 

Chemistn' with Laborator}' 22 1/222 Honors Calculus Ul and IV 

CHEM 2 1 1 Organic Chemistn' Additional Courses 

CHEM 3 1 1/3 1 2 Physical Chemistn' ~, } ^^TTTTTTTi mcM ir a 

■^ 1 course from CHEM 2 1 2 or CHEM 360 

Physics 

PHYS H)l or \\\ Mechanics 

PHYS 102 or \\1 Electricity and Magnetism 



2 courses from PHYS 311. PirV'S 312. CHEM 
430. or CHEM 415 



,,„,. 6 hours from CHEM 2 15. CHEM 351, CHEM 

Pii^S 201 \iares and optics ^., (,„P^ 3-3-301. CHEM 435. PHYS 331, 

Pins 202 Modern Physics or PHYS 332. L p to 2 hours of independent 

PHYS 23 1 Elementar)' Physics Lab // research ( CHEM 49 1 or PHYS 40 1 /402 may be 

Pm S 30 1 Intermediate Mechanics counted toward this reciuirement. ) 

PHYS 302 Intermediate Electrodynamics 2 courses from NSCI 230. CA\M 2 10. or 

Mathematics ' mathematics or computational and applied 

.M\TH 101/102 Single Variable Calculus I and // "i^ihematics at the 300 level or above 
or.M\TH 121/122 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCELERATED BS/PHD PRO- 
GRAM IN Chemistry 

The high level of training provided in the Rice BS program enables certain spe- 
cial!) qualified undergraduates to enter an accelerated program that allows them 
to complete a PhD degree within two or three years after receiving their BS de- 
gree. Students electing this option must begin their research during the summer 
following their junior year and continue the research by taking CHEM 491 during 
their senior year. 

** Students wishing to be considered for the accelerated BS/PhD program should 
apply to the Department by January 1 5 of the second semester of their sophomore 
or junior years at Rice. The student should submit with the application a letter 
describing why thev would like to enroll in this program and outline briefly their 
intended plan of stud>, stating their area of interest and with whom the\ would 
like to undertake graduate research. After an interview, the Department's graduate 
admissions committee will consider the application and inform the candidate of 
their decision by no later than April IS of that semester. Students admitted to the 
program will be assigned a committee to work out details of required courses for 
the accelerated program. 

DEGREE Requirements for MA and PhD in Chemistry 

For general universit)- requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages S"^-S8). Students 
who have completed course work equi\alent to that required for a BA or BS in 
chemistrN ma) apph for admission to the PhD program. For more information, see 
Admission to Graduate Study (pages 56-57). 

MA Program — Students are NOT normally admitted to study for an .\L\ degree. 
However, this degree is sometimes aw arded to students who do not wish to com- 
plete the entire PhD program. Candidates for the MA degree must: 

• Complete 6 one-semester courses 

• Produce a thesis that presents the results of a program of research approved by 
the department 

• Pass a final oral examination 



124 Departments / Chemistry 

Students who are admitted to PhD candidacy may apply for an automatic 
master's degree. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PhD IN CHEMISTRY AT 

Rice University 

The PhD in Chemistry is awarded for original research in Chemistry. Candidates 
receive a PhD after successfully completing at least 90 semester hours of advanced 
study in Chemistr}' and related fields and culminating in a thesis that describes an 
original and significant investigation in Chemistry^. The thesis must be satisfactorily 
defended in a public oral examination. The student must pass the thesis defense 
before the end of the l6th semester of residency. 

Research 

During the first semester of residence students will select a research advisor from 
among the members of the facult}^;the department chair must approve this choice. 
In some cases, students may choose research advisors outside of the department; 
however, such arrangements must be approved by the chemistry^ faculty.The research 
advisor will guide the student in the choice of an appropriate research topic and 
in the detailed training required to complete that project. Students must enroll 
in CHEM 800 (Graduate Research) and must participate in one of the graduate 
seminar classes offered by the department (currently CHEM 600) each semester 
that the student is in residence. 

Course work 

The student must complete 6 three-semester-hour graduate-level lecture courses 
at Rice University. In order to satisfy this requirement, each of these courses must 
satisfy the following criteria: 

• They must be approved by the department's graduate advising committee. 

• If a Chemistry course, it must be at the 400 level or higher. Certain 300 level 
courses in other departments may be acceptable with prior approval by 
the department's graduate advising committee. Courses must be in techni- 
cal subjects in Science or Engineering. Courses in teaching, presentation or 
management wiU not be counted towards the 6-class requirement. 

• Each course must be passed with a grade of B or higher. It is possible to repeat 
or replace a course, upon approval of the department's graduate advising 
committee. A maximum of two courses can be repeated/replaced. 

Students transferring from other graduate institutions or students with a master degree 
can apply to have a maximum of 2 courses waived. A course waiver request must 
be accompanied by proof that a course pertinent to the student's field of research 
has been successfully completed at a different institution.Waiver requests must be 
submitted for approval to the department's graduate advising committee. 

Teaching 

Each student is required to participate in CHEM 700 (Teaching Practicum),for four 
semesters with no grade less than B-. 

Qualifying Examination , ., . --.ir-i'''-'^ ?: ^;:. 

An examination committee, consisting of three faculty^ members excluding the 
research advisor, will be assigned to each student, topically in the second semes- 
ter. The student must defend an original research proposal before this committee, 
involving both a written and oral presentation of the original research proposal. 
The written proposal must conform to the format and guidelines established by the 



Chemistry 125 

Chemistry Department, which are available in the Department office. The written 
proposal must be submitted to the committee at least one week before the date 
of the oral examination. The examination (including any follow up work deemed 
necessary by the committee) must be pa.ssed by the last day of class at the end of 
the student s fourth semester in residency. 

ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY FOR THE PhD 

The course and examination requirements listed above must be completed within 
two years of admittance to the graduate program. After completing these require- 
ments, a .student must petition to be advanced to candidacy for the PhD degree. 
Upon advancement to candidac) a student chooses a thesis committee of at least 
three facult> members with the guidance and approval of the research advisor and 
department C^hair. The thesis committee must include one facult) member holding 
hi.s/her primary appointment outside of the Chemistry Department. 

Satisfactory Performance 

Students are expected to perform satisfactorily in research as judged by their re- 
search director and their thesis committee. Students may also be requested to fulfill 
certain service fimctions for the Department. The student must be enrolled full 
time in a research group each semester that the student is in residence (except the 
first semester). Ever)' year the student must submit an annual three-page research 
progress report to the thesis committee by August 1st. 

The thesis committee will assess the progress being made in research and may invite 
the student to present a discussion of their work. If progress is unsatisfactory, the 
committee may recommend a semester of probation, which may result in dismissal 
from the program if progress remains unsatisfactor) in the subsequent semester. 
The student, advisor, or committee may request a meeting between student and 
committee at other times to evaluate progress or to determine a course of action. 

In order to remain in good standing, a student must receive grades above B- in 
CHE.Vl 800. CHEM 700, and the various .seminar courses. In the completed lecture 
courses, a student must maintain an average (iPA of 3 00 (H) or higher. Failure to 
maintain satisfactor) progress in research and/or grades will result in probation 
and possible dismissal. 

Appeal 

Students may petition the Chemistry Department (iraduate Advising Committee 
for \ariances on these academic regulations. 



126 



Civil and Environmental Engineering 



The George R. Brown School of Engineering 



Chair 

Herb Ward 

Professors 

Pedro Alvarez 
Philip B. Bedient 
Alimad J. Durrani 
Arthur A. Few, Jr. 
Mason B.Tomson 
Pol D. Spanos 
Anestis S.Veletsos 
Calvin H.Ward 
Mark R.Wiesner 



Professors Emeriti 

Ronald P. Nordgren 
John E. Merwin 

Associate Professors 

Matthew P. Fraser 
Satish Nagarajaiah 

Adjunct Professors 

James B. Blackburn 
Jean- Yves Bottero 
Joseph Hughes 
Pat H.Moore 
Carroll Oubre 
Baxter Vieux 



Adjunct Assistant 
Professor 
Charles J. Newell 

Lecturers 

Joseph Cibor 
John Grounds 
Moyeen Haque . 
John E. Merwin 
John M. Sedlak 
Ed Segner, III 
Tauqir Sheikh 



DEGREES Offered: BA, MCE, MEE, MES, MS, PhD 

Civil and environmental engineering (CEVE) is a broad and diverse field of study that 
offers students an education with several degree options. The most flexible degree 
options are at the bachelor's level, where students can major in civil engineering 
(BS or BA) or complete a double major with any other Rice University major. Three 
nonthesis graduate degrees (MCE, MEE, and MES) are available to students who desire 
additional education and specialization in civil engineering, environmental engineer- 
ing, or environmental sciences. Joint MBA/Master of Engineering degrees are also 
available in conjunction with the Jesse H.Jones Graduate School of Management. 

Students admitted for graduate study leading to MS or PhD degrees must complete a 
rigorous course of study that combines advanced course work with scholarly research 
culminating in the public defense of a written thesis. Graduate research is carried 
out in a range of areas reflecting the interests of the department's faculty. Examples 
include environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineer- 
ing and mechanics, hydrology, water resources and water quality^ management, air 
pollution and its control, and hazardous waste treatment. 

BS Degree in Civil Engineering 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEVE) offers an innovative 
and challenging BS engineering curriculum, which is designed to provide significant 
flexibility' to the student. Specific details and topical course layouts by semester can 
be found at the departmental website: http://ceve.rice.edu. 

The main features of the ABET accredited BS in Civil Engineering are as follows: 

• Six core courses (2 1 hours) primarily aimed at introduction to civil and envi- 
ronmental engineering, followed by 8 courses (24 hours) that represent the 
four thrust areas within CEVE 

• The total required CEVE courses are kept to a minimum level of 45 hours to 
provide maximum flexibilit\' to the student 

• The thrust areas include (1) Environmental engineering (air and water quality, 
transport theor>' and modeling), (2) Hydrology and water resources (watershed 
and aquifer management, flood prediction, data analysis, GIS), (3) Structural 
engineering and mechanics (structural analysis, mechanics, design, matrix 
methods), (4) Urban infrastructure and management (transportation systems, 
geotechnical engineering, engineering economics, management) 

• A choice of free electivcs (24 hours) to allow maximum flexibility' for students 
to choose from a approved list of courses 

• General science (39 hours) courses involve mathematics, physics, 
and chemistrv 



Civil and Environmental Engineering 127 



• Distribution (24 hours) courses as per university requirements 

Total (^f at least 1 32 hours are requiR-d for graduation with a BS (see detailed list below). 

Additional features of the BS curriculum include 

• Freshman/sophomore year courses that introduce fundamentals of CEVE 
primarih targeted at students with diverse science, engineering, and 
humanities backgrounds (CEVE 101. 201. 203. 2(M. 21 Land 311,312) 

• Special topics course available in the final year to help attract the best students 
to perform undergraduate research in the department 

• Engineers \Xithoui Borders (E\X B) is an important component of the program. 
This exciting new endeavor allows undergraduates to have an experience 
in a developing countr> where they are able to aclualh design and build 
a project to help society. Students have been attracted to the program in 
large numbers. 



Course Requirements 

General Science Requirements (* or an 
equivalent approved course) 

.NUTH 101 Sifigle Variable Calculus I (i) 
M\TH 102 Single Variable Calculus II (3) 
CHEM 1 2 1 General Chemistry' with Lab (4) 
CHEM 122 General Chemistr)' with Lab (4) 
PmS 101 Mechanics with Lab (3) 
Pin's 102 Electricit)- and Magtietism uithLabi^) 
M^H 211 Ordinary Differential Equations (3) 
MMH 111 Multiiariable Calculus (3) 
QA\S\ 210 Intro to Engineering Comp (3) 
SIAT 310* Probability and Statistics (3) 
CA.\M 335* .Matrix .\jialysis (3) 
CHEM 21 1 or ?W\ 201 or BIOS 201 (3) 
CEVT Core Requirements (21 credits) 
CEM 101(F) Fundamentals of CE\E (3) 
(]EM 203 (F) Emironnietital Eng. Processes (3) 
CBI 204 (F) Environmental Eng. Lab ( 1) 
CEVE 211 (F) Engineering Mechanics (3) 
CE\ E 3 1 n S ) Mechanics of Solids 
and Structures (3) 

CEVE 3 1 2 (S) Strength of Materials Lab (I) 
CBT 3"'l (F) Fluid Mechanics (3) 
CE\I 480 (S) Senior Design Project (4) 

Area I Environmental Engineering (se- 
lect 6 approved hours) 

CBI 401 (F) Environmental Chemistr)' (3) 

dVt 402 (F) Environmental Cl)emistry Lab ( 1 ) 

CBH 406 (S) Emironmental Law (3) 

CBI 4 1 1 ($) Air Resources Management ( 3 ) 

CBT 434 (F) Chemical Transport and Fate ( 3 ) 

Or anv approved environmental course in 
CB^'CE.NG 

Area II Hydrology and Water Resources 
(select ^approved hours) 

CBI 412 (S) Hydrolog}- and Watersheds 
Analysis (3) 



CBT 512 (S) Hydrolngic Design Lab(^) 

CB'E 443 (F) Atmospheric Science (3) 

ESCl 450 (S) Remote Sensing (3) 

ESCl 451 (F) .\nai\5is of Environmental Data (3) 

ESCl 454 (F) Geographical Info Systems (3) 

Or anv approved computational course in 

CBT/'CVVM/ESCI 

Area III Structural Engineering and 
Mechanics (select 6 approved hours) 

CB'E 304 (S) Structural Analysis (3) 

CB'E 405 (S) Steel Design (3) 

CB'E 40" (F) Reinforced Concrete Design (5) 

CB'E 408 (F) Structures Lab (\) 

CEVT 42" (F) Matrix Meth(jds in 

Structural Mechanics ( 3 ) 

Or anv approved structures/mechanics course 

in CB'EAiECH 

Area I\' Urban Infrastructure and 
Management (select 6 approved hours) 

CBI 201 (Y)Lrbanand 
Environmental Systems (4) 

CE\T 322 (F) Engineering Economics (3) 

C!BE 452 (S) irhan Transportation Systems (3) 

MG.MT "50 (F) Management for Science and 

Engineering (3) 

MG.MT "51 (S) Management for Science and 

Engineering (3) 

CBI 4"0 (F) Infrastructure Geotechnical 

Engineering (4) 

Or an\ approved L rban Infrastructure and 
Management course in CBTTMG.MT/ECO.N 

list of Approved C£M 500 Level 
Courses: 

CEVT 51 1. 516. 518. 520. 521. 522. 52". 530, 
531. 532. 533, 534, 536, 540, 550, 570, 
5"6. 590 



1 28 Departments / Civil and Environmental Engineering 

ABET Proram Objectives 

(see website at http://ceve.rice.edu/for additional information) 

1 . Develop/demonstrate strong problem solving and communication skills 

2. Achieve leadership position in technical or managerial area 

3. Demonstrate initiative and innovative thinking in project work 

4. Maintain a keen awareness of ethical, social, envionmental, and 
global concerns 

5. Remain engaged in continuing learning, including advanced degrees 

6. Prepare for a Professional Engineering Lincense 

BA DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES 

The BA degree in Environmental Engineering Sciences is designed to pro- 
vide access to topics of common interest to students across the disciplines at 
Rice University . It is tailored to the specific needs of each student by discussion 
with and approval by the CEVE departmental advisorAn advisor will be assigned by 
the CEVE department chair, normally during the first year of study. Five core courses, 
plus seven courses in a focused specialt}^ area (see below for example curricula) 
of study are required; total CEVE requirements approximately 39 hrs. In addition, 
each student is responsible for satisfy ing the university^ distribution requirements 
(24 hours) and additional electives for a total of at least 120 hours for graduation 
with a BA in Environmental Engineering Sciences. Although not required, students 
are encouraged to double major in their focus specialty^ area. 

The coherent and complete core curriculum is designed to give Rice Undergraduate 
students a consistent technological literacy through the lens of Civil and Environ- 
mental Engineering and to prepare students for graduate school in engineering, 
various sciences (depending upon focus), economics, business MBA, political 
science, law, or medicine. Select students will be invited to finish an accelerated 
MS/PhD degree in the CEVE Department at Rice (meet with your advisor or de- 
partment chair for details). Those students who want to obtain an ABET accredited 
engineering degree must follow a BS degree program in one of the engineering 
disciplines, including CEVE. 

A student must demonstrate proficiency in the basic concepts of mathematics, 
computation, chemistry, and physics. Generally, this will require that these subjects 
were studied previously, e.g.,AP exams, or concurrent enrollment with CEVE 101 
or 201. 

Seven (7) courses from approved electives, including four (4) courses from one 
specific focus area; four of these seven courses must be 300, or above, and two of 
these upper- division courses must be from the CEVE curriculum. 

Five Core courses required for all BA Envi- CEVE 203 (204) Enmrotimeiital Eng. Processes 4* 

ronmental Engineering Science majors: cEVE 40 1 bitro Environmental Chemistry^ (4) 

CEVE 101 Fundamentals of CEVE (3) CEVE 412 Hydrolog}' and Watersljed Analysis (3) 

CEVE 201 Urban and Environmetital Systems (4)* * Courses with laboratories. , , 

Typical "focus specialty areas" might include: 

1. Environmental Engineering: CEVE 406, 41 1,434; ESCI 451 + 3 • ' 
approved electives ■ 

2. Chemical Engineering: CENG 301, 390, 401, 402; CEVE 41 1, 434, 443 

3. Chemistry: CHExM 211,212: CEVE 406, 511 -i- 3 approved electives 

4. Economics: ECON 211, 212, 370, 450, 46l;CEVE 406,411 

5. Management: ECON 21 1.212, 461 ;ACCO. 305; POLI 336: CEVE 406,411 



Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 29 



Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an important component of the C>EVE pro- 
gram This exciting new endeavor allows undergraduates to have an experience in 
a developing country where the\ are ahle to actualK design and build a project to 
help society. Students have been attracted to the program in large numbers 

BA DEGREE IN CiVIL ENGINEERING 

The HA degree in (;i\il lingineering is designed to provide access to topics of com- 
mon interest to students across the disciplines at Rice I'niversity. It is tailored to 
the specific needs of each student by discussion w ith and approval b\' the (^EVE 
deparimental ad\isor. An ad\isor will be assigned b\ the (iEVI: department chair, 
normal!) during the tirst \ear of stud). lor the BA degree in (iivil Engineering the 
students must have a total of at least 120 hrs.A student must demonstrate profi- 
cienc) in the basic concepts of mathematics, computation, chemistr), and plnsics. 
(ienerall). this will require that subjects studied prexiously, e.g.,AF exams. 1 he BA 
degree in (jvil Engineering requires 21 hours of general math and science courses, 
2S hours of core civil engineering courses, and ^4 hours of electives (distribu- 
tion courses 24 hrs and remaining open or free electives 50 hrs). Although nt)t 
required, students are encouraged to double major in their focus specialty area. 

The coherent and complete core curriculum is designed to give Rice Undergraduate 
students a consistent technological literacy through the lens of (livil and linviron- 
mental Engineering and to prepare students for graduate .school in engineering. 
Those students who want to obtain an ABE I" accredited engineering degree must 
follow a BS degree in (jvil Engineering program. 



Required general math and science courses 

M.ATH 1 1 Siiii^/e Variable Calculus I 3 
.VUTl 1 1 ( ) 2 Single 1 ariahle Calculus II 3 
MATH 211 Ordituir}' Differential Equations 3 
PHYS 1 1 * Mechanics with Lib 3 

Pins 102* Electricity and Mai>netisni 
with Lab 3 

One of ICOMF 1 10. CUM 210. CAAM 335 1 3 
One of I BIOS 122. CHHM 121/122. KLEC 

242. .Mi:(;n2oo. .MS(:i3oil 3 

* or i-qiiiviilent 

|.M\T11 212 or 221 rt'comnu'nded] 

Total: 21 hrs 

Required core civil engineering courses 

CEVE 1 1 Fundamentals ofCEVE 3 

CI-\ F. 2 1 1 Engineering Mechanics 3 
CEVK 3 1 1 Mechanics oj Solids 

and Structures 3 



CEVl- 3 1 2 Strength of Materials 1 * 

CENT 371 Fluid Mechanics 3 
* Laborator)' 

Total: 15 hrs 
Any four civil engineering courses from 
the following: 

(TAT 202 F.nvironmental Eng. Processes 3 

CEVE 304 Structural Anidssis 3 

CEVE 322 Engineering Kconomics 

for Hngineers 3 

CEVK 405 Steel Design 3 

CIAT 40~ Reinforced {^)ncrete Design 3 

CEVE 4 1 2 1 1\ (Irolog) and W atersheds 3 

CBT 42" .Matrix .Methods in 

Structural Mechanics 3 

CEVE 452 I rhan Transportation Systems 3 

Cl'M- 4~() Infrastructure 

(ieotechnicid l-ngineering 4 

Total: 12 hrs 



Degree Requirements 
AND PhD 



FOR MCE, MEE, MES, MS, 



Admission — Applicants pursuing graduate education in environmental engineering 
or h)drology should have preparation in mathematics, science, and engineering or 
related courses. A BS degree, or degree in Natural Science is preferred. Applicants 
pursuing graduate education in structural engineering, structural mechanics, and 
geotechnical engineering should have a BSC>E with a significant emphasis on struc- 



130 Departments / Civil and Environmental Engineering 

tural engineering, but students with other undergraduate degrees may apply if they 
have adequate preparation in mathematics, mechanics, and structural analysis and 
design. Applicants for graduate degrees should have a BS or BA in related areas of 
science and engineering. Successful applicants typically have at least a 3.00 (B) 
grade point av erage in undergraduate work and high Graduate Record Examina- 
tion (GRE) scores. For general university^ requirements, see Graduate Degrees and 
Admission to Graduate Study (pages 56-58). 

MS Program — ^The Master of Science degree is offered in both civil engineering 
and environmental engineering. For general university^ requirements, see Graduate 
Degrees (pages 57-58). To earn a MS degree, students must: 

• Complete at least 24 semester hours of approved courses. For students 
studying Environmental Engineering this must include one course each in 
environmental chemistry, water treatment, hy^drology, and air quality. For stu- 
dents study ing civil, structural engineering, and mechanics this must include 
one course each in structural engineering, mechanics, advanced mathmatics, 
and dynamic systems (comparable course work completed previously may 
be substituted for the core courses). 

• Select a thesis committee according to department requirements and conduct 
original research in consultation with the committee. 

• Present and defend in oral examination an approved research thesis. 

Students take the oral exam only after the committee determines the thesis to 
be in a written format acceptable for public defense. Normally, students take two 
academic y ears and the intervening summer to complete the degree. 

Students intending to extend their studies into the PhD degree program should 
note that the department does not grant an automatic MS degree to candidates 
who have not written a satisfactory^ master's thesis. 

MCE Program — ^The Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) is a professional non- 
thesis degree requiring 30 hours of study. Students with a BS in Civil Engineering 
are eligible to apply, (see Graduate Degrees pages 57-58). To earn an MCE degree, 
students must complete 30 semester hours of approved courses. 

MBA/MCE Program — ^For general university^ requirements, see Graduate Degrees 
(pages 5"^-58). See also Management and Accounting (pages 192-202). To earn a 
MBA/MCE degree, students must: 

• Complete 24 semester hours of civil engineering courses 

• Complete 52 semester hours of business administration courses 

MEE Program — ^The Master of Environmental Engineering (MEE) is a professional 
nonthesis degree requiring 30 hours of study . Students who have a BS degree in any 
field of engineering may^ apply (see Graduate Degrees pages 57-58). 

MES Program — ^The Master of Environmental Science (MES) is a professional 
nonthesis degree requiring 30 hours of study. To enter the MES program, appli- 
cants must have a BA or BS degree in any of the natural or physical sciences (see 
Graduate Degrees pages 57-58). 

PhD Program — ^To earn a PhD degree, candidates must successfully accomplish 
the following (spending at least four semesters in full-time study at Rice): 

• Complete 90 semester hours of approved course work past BS (60 semester 
hours past MS) with high standing. 

• Rlss a preliminary written examination in civil and envirc^imental engineering. 

• Pass a qualifs'ing examination on course work, proposed research, and 
related topics. . ' . 



Civil and Environmental Engineering 131 

• Complete a dissertation indicating an ability to do original and 
scholarly research. 

• Pass a formal public oral examination on the thesis and related topics. 

PhD candidates in civil and environmental engineering take the preliminary exam, 
administered by department facultN, after two semesters of course work.C-andidates 
who pass this exam then form a doctoral committee according to department re- 
quirements.The qualihing examination administered by the doctoral committee after 
candidates develop a research proposal evaluates their preparation for the proposed 
research and idcntiftes an) areas requiring additional course work or stud). 



132 '■■ --■i--^-y 

Classical Studies 



The School OF Humanities 

Chair Associate Profesor 

Harvey Yunis Hilar} Mackie 

Professor Assistant Professor 

Michael Maas Scott McGill 

Donald Ray Morrison Caroline Quenemoen 

"^^'^>'Y^^i^ Lecturer 

Visiting Autry Professor Kristine Gilmartin WaUace 

Jeroen A. E. Bons 

Degree Offered: BA 

The classical studies major offers instruction in the Greek and Latin languages, in 
Greek and Roman literature (studied in the original and in translation), in the clas- 
sical civilizations surveyed as a whole, and in particular themes, genres, and periods 
of classical culture and its influence through subsequent ages. 

We recognize that students come to the study of ancient Greece and Rome with 
a whole spectrum of different kinds of interest. Some will want to concentrate on 
learning the ancient languages and reading the classical texts in the original Greek 
or Latin. Others will desire a broader introduction to the cultures of Greece and 
Rome and their legacy. Still others will be looking for some combination of these 
two approaches. With this in mind, the classical studies major provides maximum 
flexibility^ without sacritice of focus. We cater to students who wish to prepare 
for graduate school in classical studies and also to students who are interested in 
Greek and Roman culture for other reasons and who wish to take a less special- 
ized approach. Students will be able to explore ancient Greece and Rome from a 
\ ariety of different angles and with whatever emphasis best suits their individual 
needs and goals. 

To satisfy the requirements for the classical studies major, students must complete 
30 semester hours of courses listed under "Greek," "Latin," and "Classics." Courses 
listed under "Greek" and "Latin" concentrate on the acquisition of language skills 
and on the reading and interpretation of texts in the original languages. Courses 
listed under "Classics" explore, in translation, the literature, history, philosophy, 
art, and other aspects of Greek and Roman civilization and also the effect that 
Greece and Rome have had on literature and other traditions in the West. These 
courses in translation regularly include freshman seminars. 

Classical Studies majors will also, if they wish, have the opportunity to engage in 
research. In the final semester of study, a student majoring in Classical Studies may 
enroll in CLAS 493, in which the student writes a senior thesis on a topic of the 
student's choice in close consultation with a particular faculty member 

Further information on the classical studies major is available from faculty members. 
Faculty^ also help students arrange travel to Greece or Italy, whether to work on a 
dig or to study at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Classical Studies 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 

Students majoring in classical studies must complete at least 30 semester hours 
(10 courses) listed under "Greek," "Latin," or "CIassics."The precise combination of 



Classical Studies 133 

Greek, Latin, and Classics courses is to be determined by the student in consulta- 
tion with the undergraduate coordinator, to ensure an individual course of study 
that is tailored to the student's own interests and goals. 

Some courses offered b> the departments of History and Philosophy also satisfy 
requirements for the classical studies major For advice on which courses do this, 
consult an\ member of the classical studies facultN. 

See CLAS, GREE, and LATI in the Courses of Instruction section. 



134 

Cognitive Sciences 



The School OF Social Sciences 

Director Professor Emeritus 

David J. Schneider Syndey M . Lamb 

Professors Associate Professors 

John W. Clark, Jr. Michel Achard 

Steven J. Cox Suzanne E. Kemmer 

James L. Dannemiller David M. Lane 

Richard Grandy Tony Ro 

Mark Kulstad Assistant Professors 

Randi C. Martin Claire Bowern 

James Pomerantz Darcy Burgund 

Devika Subramanian Michael Byrne 

Stephen A.Tyler Demse Chen 

Michael Watkins Katherine Crosswhite 

James F.Young xt"" x^""?, f u''''' 

^ Nancy Niedzielski 

Geoffrey Potts 

Sherrilyn Roush 

DEGREE Offered: BA 

Researchers in this interdisciplinary field seek to understand such mental phenom- 
ena as perception, thought, memory, the acquisition and use of language, learning, 
concept formation, and consciousness. Some investigators focus on relations be- 
tween brain structures and behavior, some work with computer simulation, and 
others work at more abstract theoretical levels. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Cognitive Sciences 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students majoring in cognitive sciences must complete 5 core courses and 7 
additional courses (see below). Among the 7 additional courses, at least 3 and no 
more than 4 must be in a single area of concentration — linguistics, philosophy, 
psychology, or neuroscience. 

Introductory Courses 

Because the major is interdisciplinary, no single course introduces the full range 
of the subject. However, students who are interested in majoring in cognitive 
sciences should take one or more of the following courses during their first and 
second years: LING200, PHIL103, PSYClOl, or PSYC203. 

Honors Program 

Students with a 3.5 GPA in cognitive sciences and 33 overall GPA may apply for the 
cognitive sciences honors program. Students in the honors program are expected 
to conduct an independent research project of either one or two semesters under 
the guidance of a member of the cognitive sciences faculty. Students who wish to 
enter this program should consult with prospective advisors during their junior 
year and submit a proposal by the end of the semester proceeding the initiation 
of the project. Typically, this means submitting a proposal by the end of the junior 
year and beginning the project during the fall of the senior year. Proposal will be 
reviewed by both the supervisor and the program director. Students who under- 



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Cognitive Sciences 135 

take a two-semester project will be allowed to continue into the second semester 
only if their advisor judges that sufficient progress has been made during the tirst 
semester. At the end of a project, honors students are expected to submit a final 
paper to both their advisor and the program director and make an oral presenta- 
! tion. For more details, contact the program director. 

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH 

Majors ma) undertake supervised independent research by enrolling in CSCI39() or 
! the honors program, and may apply up to 9 credits of independent research towards 
the major Students who wish to take (:S(:i39() must complete a (:S(:i39() contract 
and have it approved by their supervisor and the program director prior to tiie end 
I of the first week of classes. All students taking (:SC1390 must also write a substan- 
tive research paper, which is to be submitted to both their advisor and the program 
director at the end of the semester. (Copies of the contract form and instructions 
are available on the forms" section of the cognitive sciences website.) 



Core Courses 



The core courses are divided into five groups. 
Majors just take one course from each group. 

Computer Science 

Though all of these courses may be used 
to satisfy the computer science core 
requirements, no more than one may be 
taken for credit within the major 

CA\M 210 Introduction to 
Engineering Computation 

COMP 200 Elements of Computer Science 

COMP 201 Principles of Object-Oriented 
Programing 

COMP 210 Introduction to Principles of 
Scientific Computation 

Psychology 

PS^'C 203 Introduction to Cognitive Psycholog}' 



Additional Courses 

At least 3 and no more thiui 4 must be in one of 
the following areas of concentration: linguistics, 
philosophy, psycholog). or neuroscience. Note: 
you may not use the same courses to fulHll both 
a core course requirement and an additional 
course requiremeni: in other words, no 
double counting. 

Cognitive Sciences 

CCSCI 3*^)0 Supenised Research in 
Cognitive Science 
CSiiA ~iH\ Honors Project 
CSCl 482 Honors Project 



Linguistics 

Ll.NG 200 Introduction to the Scientific Study 
of Language 

LING 306 Language and the Mind 

Ll.NG 3 1 5 Semantics 

Philosophy 

PHIL 103 Philosophical Aspects of 
Cognitive Science 

PHIL 305 Mathematical Logic 

PHIL 312 Philosophy of Mind 

Advanced Psychology 

PSYC 308 yl/mor)' 

PSYC 309 Psychology of language 

PSYC 351 Psychology of Perception 

PSYC 360 Thinking 

PSYC 362 Biopsychology 

PSYC 430 Computational Modeling of 
Cognitii V Processes 

PSYC 432 Brain and Behavior 

Computer Science 

COMP 212 Intennediate Programming 
COMP 440 Artificial Intelligence 
COMP A=^() Algorithmic Robotics 

Linguistics 

l.ING 200 Introduction to the Scientific Study 

(f Language 

LING 300 linguistic Analysis 

Ll.NG 301 Phonetics 

LLNG 304 Introduction to Syntax 

LING 306 Language and the Mind 

LING 311 Phonology 



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UNG 515 Semantics 

LING 317 Language and Computers 

LING 402 Syntax and Semantics 

LING 403 Foundations of Modem Linguistics 

LLNG 404 Research Methodologies and 

Linguistic Theories 

LL\G 41 1 Neurolinguistics 

LING 412 Language and Lntelligence 

U^G ^^{) Discourse Analysis 

Neuroscience 

Many of the neuroscience courses are taught by 
Baylor College of Medicine faculty. 

For more information, see 

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~neurosci/ 

neurocoursesmain.html 

mO^^llNeurobiolog}^ 

CAAM 415 Theoretical Neuroscience 

ELEC 481 Fundamentals of Systems 
Physiology' and Biophysics 

LING ill Neurolinguistics 

PSYC 362 Biopsychology 

PSYC 432 Brain and Behavior (formally 

cross-listed as CSCl 420) 

NELT? 500 Functional Neuroanatomy and 

Systems Neuroscience 

}iE\JR 501 Cognitive Neuroscience L 

MUR 502 Cognitive Neuroscience LL 

NELTR 503 Molecular Neuroscience / and LI 

NEUR 504 Cellular Neurophysiology I and II 

NELR 505 Optical Imaging in Neuroscience 

NEUR 506 Learning andMemoiy 

M\JR 511 Lntegrative Neurosciefice Core 
Course (first semester) 

NELR 512 Integrative Neuroscience Core 
Course (first semester) 

NEUR 515 Neural Development 

Philosophy 

PHIL 103 Philosophical Aspects of 
Cognitive Science 

PHIL 303 Theory of Knowledge 

V\{\\.505 Mathematical Logic 

PHIL 3 1 2 Philosophy of Mind 

PHIL 353 Philosophy of Language 

PHIL 357 Incompleteness, Indecidability, 
and Computability 



Psychology 

PSYC 308. Umor)' 

PSYC 309 Psychology of Language 

PSYC 340 Research Methods 

PSYC 351 Psychology of Perception 

PSYC 352 Formal Foundations of 
Cognitive Science , . 

PSYC 560 Thinking 

PSYC 362 Biopsychology 

PSYC 370 Introduction to Human Factors 

PSYC 409 Methods in Human- 
Computer Interaction 

PSYC 411 History of Psychology 
PSYC 430 Computational Modeling of 
Cognitive Processes 

PSYC 432 Brain and Behavior (formally 
cross-listed as CSCI 420) 
PSYC 441 Human-Computer Interaction 
PSYC 465 Olfactory Perception 

Other 

.\NTH 406 Cognitive Studies in Anthropolog}' 
and Linguistics 

ElEC 201 An Introduction to •■ 
Engineering Design 

ELEC 498 Introduction to Robotics 

STAI 500 Model Building 



137 



Computational and Applied Mathematics 
The George R. Brown School of Engineering 



Chair 

Danny C. Sorensen 

Professors 

John Edward Akin 

(joint MEMS) 
Michael M. Carroll 

(joint MEMS) 
Steven J. Cox 
Matthias Heinkenschloss 
Danny C. Sorensen 
William W. Symes 
Richard A. Tapia 
Yin Zhang 

Professors Emeriti 
Robert E. Bixby 
Sam H. Davis (joint CENG) 
John E. Dennis 
Angelo Miele (joint MEMS) 
Paul E. Pfeiffer 
Henry Rachford 
Chao-Cheng Wang 
(joint MEMS) 

Associate Professors 
Liliana Borcea 

Assistant Professors 

Mark Embree 
E. Mckay Hyde 
Tim Warburton 



Adjunct Professors 

J. Bee Bednar 
Richard Carter 
Elmer Eisner 
Roland dlowinski 
Martin (iolubiisky 
Donald W. Peaceman 
Michael B. Ray 

Adjunct Assck:iate Professors 
Amr El-Bakr>' 
Scott A. Morton 
Michael W.Trosset 

Adjunct Assistant Professors 

Charles Audet 
Fabrizio Gabbiani 
Thomas Guerrero 
Petr Kloucek 
Cassandra M. McZeal 
Harel Z. Shouval 
Paul D. Smolen 

Research Professors 
Robert E. Bixby 
John E. Dennis 

Faculty Fellows 

Michael Fagan 

Instructor 

Dmitriy Leykekhman 
Bradford E. Peercy 

Lecturer 
Nicolas G. Cogan 



Degrees Offered: BA, MCAM, MCSE, MA, PhD 

Courses within this major can provide foundations applicable to the many fields 
of engineering, physical sciences, life sciences, behavioral and social sciences, and 
computer science. Undergraduate majors have considerable freedom to plan a 
course of study consistent with their particular interests. 

The professional degree (MCAM), for persons interested in practicing within 
this field, emphasizes general applied mathematics, operations research and 
optimization, and numerical analysis, while the MA and PhD programs 
concentrate on research. Faculty research interests fall in the four general areas of 
numerical analysis and computation, physical mathematics, operations research 
and optimization, and mathematical modeling in physical, biological, or 
behavioral sciences. 

A further advanced degree program in computational science and engineering 
(CSE) addresses the current need for sophisticated computation in both 
engineering and the sciences. Such computation requires an understanding 



138 Departments / Computational and Applied Mathematics 

parallel and vector capabilities and a range of subjects including visualization, 
networking, and programming environments. An awareness of a variety' of new 
algorithms and analytic techniques is also essential to maximizing the power of 
the new computational tools. 

A joint MBA/Master of Engineering degree is also available in conjunction with the 
Jesse H.Jones Graduate School of Management. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BA IN COMPUTATIONAL AND 

APPLIED Mathematics ^^^ 

For general university^ requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students majoring in computational and applied mathematics are required to 
complete the 5 1 semester hours spelled out in the following program of study. 

Introductory Courses: Typically completed during the first two years 

MATH 101 Single Variable Calculus I"^ CAAM 210 Introduction to 
MATH 102 Single Variable Calculus II Engineering Computation 
MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus CKAM 335 Matrix Analysis 

COMP 110 Computation in Science 
and Engineering^ 

*Students with prior experience with calculus and/or computational science may 
petition the department for a waiver. 

Entering students should enroll in the most advanced course commensurate 
with their background; advice is available from the CAAM department during 
Orientation Week 

Intermediate Courses: Typically completed by the end of the third year 

CAAM 336 Differential Equations in CAAM 378 Introduction to Operations 

Science and Engineering Research and Optimization 

(or STAT 3 1 Probability and Statistics CAAM 40 1 Analysis I 
or STAT 33 1 Applied Probability) CAAM 402 Analysis II 

Advanced Courses: Typically completed during the fourth year 
CAAM 453 Numerical Analysis I 
CAAM 454 Numerical Analysis II 

Electives: 5 Courses at 300 level or above; 2 of which must be at the 400 level or 
above. (Chosen in consultation with the CAAM undergraduate advisor.) 

Highly Recommended Electives: MATH 423 Partial Differetitial Equations 

CAAM 4 1 5 Theoretical Neuroscience MATH 425 Real Analysis 

CAAM 420 Computational Science I MATH 427 Complex Analysis 

CAAM 436 Partial Differential STAT 431 Overview of Mathematical 

Equations of Mathematical Physics Statistics ; 

CAAM 460 Optimization Theory . , ,. , 

Degree Requirements for MCAM, MA, and PhD in 
Computational and Applied Mathematics 

Admission — Admission to graduate study in computational and applied mathematics 
is open to qualified students holding bachelor's or masters degrees (or their 
equivalent) in engineering, mathematics, or the physical, biological, mathematical, 
or behavioral sciences. Department faculty evaluate the previous academic record 



Computational and Applied Mathematics 139 

and credentials of each applicant individuallN.I-or general information, see (iraduaic 
Degrees (pages S^-SS) and Admission to draduaie Stud) (pages 5(>-5"'). 

Applicants should be aware that it normalh takes two years to obtain a masters 
degree and an additional two to four \ears for the doctoral degree. 

M(.AM Program — This professional degree program emphasi/es the applied 
aspects of mathematics The M(^AM degree requires satisfactory completion of at 
least 30 semester hours of course work approved b>' the department. 

MA Program — For an MA in computational and applied mathematics, 
students must: 

• Complete at least 30 semester hours at the graduate level, including 5 
courses in computational and applied mathematics, in addition to 
thesis work 

• Produce an original thesis acceptable to the department 

• Perform satisfactorily on a rtnal public oral examination on the thesis 

For students working toward the Phi), successful performance on the master's 
thesis ma> fulfill the PhD thesis proposal requirements upon appro\'al by the 
thesis committee. 

PhD Program — For a PhD in computational and applied mathematics, 
students must: 

• Complete a course of study approved by the department, including at least 
2 courses outside the major area 

• Perform satisfactorily on preliminary and qualih ing examinations 
and reviews 

• Produce an original thesis acceptable to the department 

• Perform satisfactorily on a rtnal public oral examination on the thesis 

Financial Assistance — Ciraduatc fellowships, research assistantships.and graduate 
scholarships are available and are awarded on the basis of merit to qualified students. 
Current practice in the department is for most doctoral students in good standing 
to receive some financial aid. 

Degree Requirements for MCSE and PhD in 
Computational Science and Engineering 

CSE Program Area — Recognizing the increasing reliance of modern science and 

engineering on computation as an aid to research, development, and design, the 
Department of Computational and Applied .Mathematics, in conjunction with the 
Departments of Biochemistr\ and i.cW BiologN. Harth Science. Computer Science, 
(Chemical Hngineering.Electrical and (A)mj")iiterHngineering,Hn\ironmental Science 
and Engineering, and Statistics, has established an advanced degree program in 
computational science and engineering ((^SE). The program focuses on modern 
computational techniques and provides a resource for training and expertise in 
this area. 

The program is administered by a faculty committee chosen by the deans of 
engineering and natural sciences, with ultimate oversight by the provost. The 
Computational Science (Committee ((;S(]) helps students design an appropriate 
course of study and sets the examination requirements. 

Students may enter the CSE program either directly or indirecth through one of 
the participating departments (see list above). In all cases. howe\ er. students must 
fulfill the admissions requirements of one department, which is their associated 
department. Students then meet the normal requirements for graduate study within 



140 Departments / Computational and Applied Mathematics 

that department in ever>^ way (including teaching and other duties) except that 
the curriculum and examination requirements are set by the CSC. 

MCSE Program — This program's intent is to produce professional experts in 
scientific computing able to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team. 
Training is concentrated in state-of-the-art numerical methods, high-performance 
computer architectures, use of software development tools for parallel and vector 
computers, and the application of these techniques to at least one scientific or 
engineering area. For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees 
(pages 57-58). 

Required Courses Computational Science Electives 

COMP 412 Compiler Construction 4 courses selected from an approved 

(or ELEC 425 Computer Systetns Architecture) ^st of COMP or CAAM courses (at least 
CAAM 420 Computational Science I itsiken as 



2 courses at the 500 level) 



soon as possible) Open Electives 

CAAM 520 Computational Science II (taken as 2 approved courses other than CAAM or COMP 

soon as possible) courses at the 300 level or above 

/ course from the following ^^ computational project taken within a 

, , ^ participating department also satisfies diis 

CAAM 452 Computational Methods for requirement) 
Differetitial Equations 

CAAM 453 Numerical Analysis I Application Areas 

CAAM 454 Numerical Analysis II An appropriate sequence of courses from a 

CAAM 464 Numerical Optimization participating appUcation area at the 300 level 

01* iinovp 
CAAM 551 Numerical Linear Algebra 

For the MCSE degree, students must complete at least 30 semester hours of course 
work approved by the CSC; no more than 2 of the courses may be taken at the 
300 level, taken outside the CSE program area, or satisfied by transfer credit. Each 
student's program of study must meet the requirements listed below. Modification 
of requirements can be requested by petition. 

PhD Program — Study at the doctoral level seeks to advance the field through 
original research. For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 
57-58). For the PhD in computational science and engineering, students must: 

• Complete a course of study approved by the CSC, including at least 2 
courses outside the major area 

• Perform satisfactorily on preliminary and qualifying examinations 
and reviews 

• Complete 2 courses or a reading examination on an approved 
foreign language 

• Produce an original thesis acceptable to the CSC . . 

• Perform satisfactorily on a final public oral examination on the thesis 

See CAAM in the Courses of Instruction section. 



'J^iJr' 



141 



Computer Science 



The George R. Brown School of Engineering 



Chair 

Keith Cooper 

Professors 

Robert S.Cartwright,Jr. 

Peter Druschel 

Ronuld N. Goldman 

G.Anthony Gorry 

L\dia Kavraki 

Kenneth W. Kennedy, jr. 

Devika Subramanian 

MosheY.Vardi 

Joe D.Warren 

Adji NCT Professors 

W all Chill 

Jack Dongarra 

C.harles Henr>' 

S. Lennart Johnsson 

Associate Professors 

Alan L. Cox 

Dave Johnson 

Lydia Kavraki 

Adjunct Associate Professors 

P. Read Montague 

Scott K.Warren 

Assistant Professors 
Luay Nakhleh 
Eugene Ng 
Scott Rixner 
WalidTaha 
Dan Wallach 

Joint Appointments 

(with Electrical and 
Computer Engineering) 

Professor 
J. Robert Jump 
Associate Professors 

Joseph Cavallaro 
Hdward Knightly 
Peter Varman 



Adjunct Assistant Professor 
Vikram Adve 

Senior Faculty Fellow 

John Mellor-Oummey 

Research Scientists 
Ian Barland 
Zoran Budimlic 
Robert Fovvier 
Richard Hanson 
Timoth) Harvey 
Guohua Jin 
Ciharles Koelbel 
Linda Torczon 

Lecturers 

John (ireiner 

Dung "Zung" Nguyen 

Stephen Wong 

Postdoctoral Research Associate 

Doron Bustan 

Arun Chauhan 

Daniel Chavarria-Miranda 

Mark Moll 

Joel Ouaknine 

Kedar Swadi 



Assistant Professor 

Vijay Pai 
Yehia Massoud 
Kartik Mohanram 

(with Chemistry) 

Professor 
James Tour 



Degrees Offered: BA, BSCS, MCS, MS, and PhD 

Computer science is concerned with the slud> of computers and computing, 
focusing on algorithms.programs and programming.and computational systems.The 
main goal of the discipline is to build a systematic body of knowledge, theories, and 
models that explain the properties of computational systems, and to show how this 



142 Departments/ Computer Science 

body of knowledge can be used to produce solutions to real-world computational 
problems. Computer science is the intellectual discipline underlying information 
technology, which is widely accepted now as the ascendant technology of the next 
century. Students in computer science at Rice benefit from the latest in equipment 
and ideas as well as the flexibility of the educational programs.The research interests 
of the faculty include algorithms and complexity, artificial intelligence and robotics, 
compilers,distributed and parallel computation,graphics and visualization,operating 
systems, and programming languages. 

The department offers two undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) 
and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree (BSCS).The department 
offers two master's degrees: the professional Master of Computer Science degree 
(MCS) and the research-oriented Master of Science degree (MS). The department 
also offers a doctoral degree (PhD). 

A joint MBA/Master of Engineering degree is also available in conjunction with the 
Jesse H.Jones Graduate School of Management. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Computer Science 

For general university requirements,see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-1 5) The 
undergraduate program in computer science has been designed to accommodate 
a wide range of student interests. The program is sufficiently flexible for a student 
to customize it to his or her interests. A student can develop a broad educational 
program that couples computer science education with a variety of other fields 
in engineering, natural sciences, the humanities, or social sciences. Alternatively, a 
program might be designed for a student preparing for graduate study in computer 
science or for a career in computing and information technology. 

The undergraduate program consists of required core courses,which are introductory 
courses covering material required of all majors; required breadth courses, which 
are upper-level courses ensuring knowledge in a broad range of areas; and electives, 
which give students the freedom to explore specific interests. Students majoring in 
computer science must complete between 58 and 60 semester hours of courses 
in these three categories. Students graduating with a BA in computer science must 
have at least 120 semester hours. 

Core Courses 



8 courses for a total of 28 hours, required for COMP 3 1 4 Applied Algorithms and 

all majors, usually taken in the freshman and Data Structures . . 

sophomore years COMP 320 Introduction to < 

MATH 1 1/1 02 Single Variable Calculus I and // Computer Organization 

COMP 210 Introduction to Principles of 1 course from the following: 

Scientific Computation Math 2 1 1 Ordinar}' Differential Equations 

COMP 2 1 2 Intermediate Programming and Linear Algebra 

COMP 280 Mathematics ofComputerScience MAIH 22 1 Honors Calculus III ' ' ' . 



^^Preferred choice 



Breadth Courses 



7 courses for a total of 2 3 hours, required COMP 3 1 1 or 4 1 2 Programming Languages 

for all majors, usually taken in the junior and COMP 481 or 482 Theor}' 

senior yearsSTAT 331* or 310 Probability ^qMP 42 1 Operating Systems ' 

CAAM 353 Numerical Analysis ELE^ 220 Computer Engineering 

M.\TH 355* or C\AM 335 Linear Algebra Fundamentals 

Electives 



2 courses for a total of 6 to 8 hours in computer 
science at the 300 level or liigher One of these 
may be an independent sUidy project. 



Computer Science 143 

DEGREE Requirements for BS in Computer Science 

The HS degree is designed torstudenisw hoare interested in a more in-depihsiiid\ of 
computer science to prepare themselves lor a professional career in the computing 
industry To receive a HS degree, a student must complete all the requirements 
ot the il\ degree (i.e.. core, breadth, and electives). with the addition of PHYS 
101/102 (or Pll^S 1 1 1/1 12) (~ hours) to ensure a strong scientific background. 
In addition, the student must complete the depth component. This component 
consists of a coherent set of four or five courses specializing in some area of 
computer science. Ihe same course cannot .satisfy both the breadth requirement 
and the depth requirement. Students can adopt a preset depth component or 
design their own components, consisting of at least 1 5 hours. BS degree plans have 
to be approved by departmental advisers by no later than the end ol the junior 
year. Sample curricula are listed on the departmental website; more information 
is available from department advisers. I'he computer .science requirements of the 
BS degree total 80 to 82 semester hours. For a BS degree in computer science, a 
total of 128 semester hours is required. 

Degree Requirements for MCS and MS in 

Computer Science 

For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (piiges 5"'-58).The 
professional MCS degree is a terminal degree for students intending to pursue a 
technical career in the computer industry. To earn the M(>S degree, students must 
successfulh complete 30 semester hours of course work approved b) the department 
and following the plan formulated in consultation with the department adviser. 

Areas of concentration for the MCS include algorithms and complexit); artificial 
intelligence, compiler construction, distributed and parallel computing, graphics 
and geometric modeling, operating systems, and programming languages. The 
professional program normally requires three semesters of study. 

The M(;S degree with a concentration in Bioinformatics is for students intending to 
pursue a technical career in the biotechnology indu.stry. Students learn to integrate 
mathematical and computational methods to analyze biological, biochemical, and 
biophysical data. This program requires prior background in computer .science, 
biosciences. and mathematics.'lb earn this degree, students mu.st succes.sfulh complete 
40 hours of appr()\ ed course work meeting departmental requirements.This program 
normalK requires four semesters of stud>. 

The .MS degree is a research degree requiring a thesis in addition to course work. 

Degree Requirements for PhD in Computer Science 

The PhD degree is for students planning to pursue a career in computer .science 
research and education. The doctoral program normalh requires four to six years 
of study. To earn a PhD in computer science, students must: 

• .Meet departmental course requirements 

• Complete a CO.MP S9() project by the end of the third semester 

• Complete a master s thesis by the end of the fifth semester, if a previous 
master s thesis has not been approved by the graduate committee 

• Pass a qualifsing examination in an area of specialization within seven semesters 
after entering the PhD program 

• c:()nduct original research, submit an acceptable PhD thesis proposal, 
and successfulh defend the thesis proposal 

• Submit an acceptable PhD thesis that reports research results and pass a final 
oral defense 



144 Departments/ Computer Science 

Students who successfully meet the first three requirements are awarded the 
Master of Science degree. Students successfully meeting all requirements, plus any 
departmental and university requirements, are awarded the PhD degree. 

Financial Assistance — ^Fellowships and research assistantships are available to 
students in the PhD program. Both provide a monthly stipend for the academic year 
and cover all tuition expenses. More substantial monthly stipends may be available 
during the summer for students working on departmental research projects. In all 
cases, continued support is contingent on satisfactory progress in the program. 
PhD students also are expected to assist in the teaching and administration of 
undergraduate and graduate courses. 

Additional Information — ^For further information and application materials, 
write the Department of Computer Science-MS 132, Rice University^, P.O. Box 1892, 
Houston,Texas 77251-1892. 

See COMP in the Courses of Instruction section. 



Earth Science 



145 



The Wiess School of Natural Sciences 



Ch.\ir 

Alan Le\ iindcr 

Professors 

John B.Anderson 
Hans G.Ave Lallemant 
Richard G. Gordon 
Dale S. Sawyer 
ManikTalwani 

Associate Professors 

Gerald R. Dickens 
Andre W. Droxler 
Andreas Luttge 
Colin A. Zelt 

AssisT.\NT Professors 
Brandon Dugan 
Cin-Ty Lee 
Adrian Lenardic 
Caroline Masiello 
Julia Morgan 
Fenglin Niu 



Adjunct Professors 

K. K. Bissada 
Stephen H. Danbom 
Jeffre\ J. Dravis 
Paul M.Harris 
Thomas A. Jones 
John C. Van Wagoner 
Fred M. Weaver 
Gerard M.Wellington 
James L.Wilson 

Adjunct Associate Professor 
W C. Rust>' Riese 

Adjunct Assistant Professors 

VitorAbreu 
Alan D. Brandon 
Patrick J. McGovern 
Stephanie S. Shipp 
GaborTari 
Robert W.Wellner 
Yitian Xiao 



ESCI Degrees Offered: BA, BS, MS, PhD 

All undergraduate majors in earth science take a 4 -course core sequence, typically 
in the sophomore and junior years, on earth processes, materials, observations, and 
history Majors also take introductory courses in mathematics, chemistry, and in 
many cases, physics and biology. 

The selection of upper-division courses and additional science courses depends 
on which major, BA or BS, and. for the BS major, which of five tracks are chosen 
b\ the student: geolog\, geochemistry, geoph\'sics, environmental earth science, 
or a track designed b) the student subject to the approval of the Department 
Undergraduate Adviser. The program of study typically includes experience with 
anahtical equipment, computer systems, and fieldwork. 

The BS in earth science degree should be chosen by students planning a career or 
further stud\ in earth science or a related field. The BA in earth science degree has 
fewer requirements and might be a good choice for students planning a career or 
further study to which earth science is incidental. 

Degree Requirements for BS in Earth Science 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
BS majors must also complete the "Additional Requirements" for one track 
(described below). 



The following courses are required for 
all tracks: 

.Vivrn 101/102 Single Variahie Calailiisl and II 
ClIKM 121/122 or'l51/152 General Chemist n I 
and II with lah 

PHYS 101/102 or 111/112 Introductor}' Physics I 
and II with lab 



F.SCl 32 1 Earth System Evolution ami Cycles 
liSCJ ^11 Earth Chemistn' and Materials 
1-SCl ^1^ Earth Structure and Deformation 
with kih 
KSCl 32-i Earth's Interior 



146 Departments / Earth Science 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GEOLOGY TRACK 



The following courses are required: 

MATH 211 Ordinmy Differential Equations 

and Linear Algebra 

ESCl 334 Geological and Geophysical 

Techniques 

ESCl 590 field Camp 

Choose one of the following courses: 

COMP 1 10 Computation in Natural Science 

C\AM 210 Introduction to Engineering 
Computation (FORTRAN) 

C\AM 2 1 1 Introduction to Engineering 
Computation (C ) 

COMP 2 1 Principles of Computing 
and Programming 

Choose one of the following courses: 

ESCI 412 Adi 'anced Petrology 

ESCI 430 Principles of Trace-Element and 

Isotope Geochemistty 



Choose one of the following courses: 

ESCI 427 Sequence Stratigraphy 
ESCI 52 1 Seminar in Applied 
Micropaleontolog)' 

Choose one of the following courses: 

ESCI 504 Siliciclastic Depositional Systems 
ESCI 506 Carbonate Depositional Systems 
ESCI 421 Paleoceanography 

Choose one of the folio wing courses: 

ESCI 4-46 Solid Earth Geophysics 
ESCI 442 Exploration Geophysics I 

Choose one of the following courses: 

ESCI -ib^Adrance Structural Geology 

ESCI 428 Geologic Interpretation of Reflection 
Seismic Profiles 

ESCI 464 Global Tectonics 



ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GEOCHEMISTRY TRACK 



Tlje following courses are required: 

BIOS 201 Introducton- Biology I 

A 6 hour tield-biLsed course or equiviilent. 
approved by tlie department undergraduate ad\1ser 

Choose 9 hours from the following: 

ESCI 4 1 2 Advanced Petrolog}' 

ESCI "ill Paleoceanography 

ESCI 458 Thermodynamics/Kinetics 
for Geoscientists 

ESCI 203 Biogeochemistry 

ESCI 430 Principles of Trace-Element and 
Isotope Geochemistiy 

Choose 9 hours from the following: 

AH upper division ESCI courses 

CE\E-iQ\ Introduction to 
Environmental Chemistr}' 

CEYE 405 Principles of 
Em iron mental Engineering 

CEVE 434 Chemical Transport and Fate in 
the Environment 

CEVE 532 Physical-Chemical Processes in 
Environmental Engineering 



CEVT 534 Transport Phenomena and 
Environmental Model i fig 

CEVTi 550 Environmental Organic Chemistry 

BIOS 202 Introductor}' Biology ... - .. . 

BIOS 2 1 1 Introducton' Lab Module in 
Biological Science 

CHEM 211/212 Organic Chemistr}' '^' ' ' 
CHEM 311/312 Physical Chemistr}' 
CHEM 415 Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics 
CHEM 495 Transition Metal Chemist ty 

MATH 211 Ordinary Differential Equations 

and Linear Algebra 

MATH 2 1 2 Multivariable Calculus 

COMP 1 10 Computation Science 
and Engineering 

CAAfA 210/211 Introduction to • :■ 
Engineering Computation 
COMP 210 Introduction to Principles of 
Scientific Computing 



Earth Science 147 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GEOPHYSICS TRACK 



The following courses are required: 

' MATH 2 1 1 Ordinary Differential Equations 
and Linear Algebra 
MATH 2 1 2 Mult i I ariahle Calculus 
PHYS2()1 Wares and Optics 
Fins Ih 1 Element ar)' Physics Lcib II 

In addition, the student must complete a 
field experience, equivident to 6 semester 
hours, approved by the department 
undergraduate advisor 

Choose one of the following courses: 

COMP 1 10 Computation in Satural Science 
CA\M 210 Introduction to Engineering 
Computation iFORTRAS) 
CA\M 2 1 1 Introduction to Engineering 
Computation (C ) 

COMP 210 Principles of Computing 
and Programming 

Choose 6 hours from the following: 

ESCI 440 (ieophysical Data Analysis: Digital 
Signal Processing 



ESCI 44 1 Geophysical Data Analysis: 

Inverse Theory' 

ESCI 442 Exploration Geophysics I 

ESCI 444 Exploration Geophysics II 

ESCI 450 Remote Sensing 

ESCI 454 Geographic Information Science 

E^\ 4()\ Seismolog}' I 

ESCI 462 Tectonophysics 

ESCI 464 Global Tectonics 

ESCI 5.S2 Advanced Global Tectonics 

ESCI 542 Seismology II 

Choose 6 hours from the immediately 
preceding or following lists: 

:\n\ 3- or 4- hour course in ESCI with a number 

between 4l I and 4" 5. except for research and 

special studies 

Any 300- or 400-Ievel M\TH. CA\M,or PHYS class 

CHEM 311 Physical Chemistn 

CEVE 4l2 Hydrolog}' & Watershed Analysis 



additional requirements for the environmental 
Earth Science Track 



The following courses are required: 

M\TH 211 Ordinar}' Differential Equations 

and Linear Algebra 

BIOS 201 Introducton- Biolog)- 1 

Choose one of the following courses: 

COMP 1 10 Computation in Sat ural Science 

CAAM 2 10 Introduction to Engineering 

Computation {FORTRA\) 

CUM 2 1 1 Introduction to Engineering 

Computation (C ) 

COMP 210 Principles of Computing 

and Programming 

Choose 14 hours from the following, 
including at least two courses in ESCI: 

ESCI ^^\ Analysis of Environmental Data 
ESCI 353 Environmental Geochemistry 
ESCI 442 Exploration Geophysics 
ESCI 454 Geographic Information Science 



ESCI 463 Advanced Structural Geology I 

ESCI 504 elastics 

ESCI 506 Carbonates 

ESCI 568 Paleoclimates and Human Response 

CEVT 306 Global Environmental Lnv and 

Sustainable Dei elopment 

CEVE 43-J Chemical Transport and Fate in 

the Environment 

CEVE 4 1 2 Hydwgeolog}' and Watershed Analysis 

CEVE 401 Environmental Chemistry 

CHEM 2 1 1 Organic Chemistry 

CHEM 311 Ph)'sical Chemistr}' 

CHEM 360 Inorganic Chemistr}' 

PHYS 201 Waves and Optics 

PH\S 23 1 Elemental Physics Lab II 

BIOS 202 Introductory Biology II 



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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SELF-DESIGNED TRACK 

The department recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of modern earth science 
and the opportunity' for students to specialize in nontraditional and emerging 
fields. Therefore, students can design their own specialt}^ track, normally in close 
consultation with one facult}' member and followed by approval from the department 
undergraduate adviser. In addition to required earth science courses and related 
courses, these tracks will generally comprise 15 additional hours that target a 
coherent theme from an approved list of 300- or higher-level courses, from inside 
or outside the department. Interested students are expected to submit a statement 
of rationale by the beginning of their third year. , , 



Choose 9 hours from the following: 

BIOS 201 Introductory Biology I 

COMP 1 10 Computation in Natural Science 

CUM 210 Introduction to Engineering 
Computation (FORTMN) 
CAAM 2 1 1 Introduction to Engineering 
Computation (C ) 

COMP 210 Principles of Computing 
and Programming 

CHEM 311/312 Physical Chemistr)' I and II 
MATH 211 Ordinafy Differential Equations 
and Linear Algebra 



MATH 212 Multi variable Calculus 

PHYS 20 1 Waves and Optics ■ 

PH\'S lOi Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate 

Complete a field experience, equivalent to 4 
semester hours, approved by the department 
undergraduate adviser. ., 

Choose 15 hours of additional courses 
numbered 300 or higher targeting a coherent 
theme selected with approval of the department 
undergraduate adviser. 



Degree Requirements for BA in Earth Science 

For general imiversit\- requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 



The following courses are required: 

MATH 101/102 Single liable Calcidus I and II 
CHEM 121/122 or 151/152 General Chemistry 
I and II with lab 

ESCI 32 1 Earth System Evolution and Cycles 
ESCI 322 Earth Chemistry and Materials 

ESCI 323 Earth Structure and Deformation 
with lab 

ESCI SI'i Earth's Interior 

ESCI 334 Geological and Geophysical 
Techniques 

Choose 6 hours from the following: 

BIOL 201/202 Introductofy Biolog)' I and II 
BIOL 211,213 Biologv Lab Modules 



MATH 2 1 1 Differential Equations 

PHYS 101/102 or 125/126 Introductor)' Ph^'sics 

COMP 110 Computation in Natural Science 
or CAAM 210 Introduction to Engineering 
Computation (FORTMN) or CAAM 211 
Introduction to Engineering Computation (C) 
or COMP 210 Principles of Computing 
and Programming 
Choose four upper di\ision ESCI 
courses, approved by the department 
undergraduate advisor 
Choose 6 hours in science and engineering 
(including ESCI) courses at the 200 level 
or above approved by the department 
undergraduate advisor 



Undergraduate Independent RESEARCH 

The department encourages, but does not require, earth science undergraduate 
majors to pursue independent super\dsed research in ESCI 481 Research in Earth 
Science. See also Honors Programs (page 26). 



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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR MS AND PhD IN 

EARTH Science 

All incoming students should have a strong background in physics, chemistry, and 
mathematics and should have, or should acquire, a broad grounding in fundamental 
earth science The department encourages applications from well-qualified students 
with degrees in the other sciences and mathematics. For general university 
requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages S'^-S8).The requirements for the MS 
and PhD in earth science are similar, but the PhD demands a significantly higher 
level of knowledge, research skills, and scholarly independence. Most students need 
at least two years beyond the bachelors degree to complete the MS and at least 
two years beyond the MS degree for the PhD 

Candidates determine, with their major professor and thesis committee, a course of 
study following the C ii ideli nes for Adra need Degrees in the Deparlnient ofliarth 
Science distributed to all incoming students. For both degrees, candidates must: 

• Complete 20 semester hours of course work at the 400 level and above 
(or other approved courses), not including research hours 

• Pass a written preliminary' exam 

• Maintain a grade point average of 3. 00 (B) or better 

• Prepare a written thesis 

• Produce a publishabie thesis that represents an original contribution to science 

• Defend the research and conclusions of the thesis in an oral examination 

Students of exceptional ability with a bachelor's degree and department approval 
may work directly toward the PhD, in which case the course of study is equivalent 
to that required for both degrees; performance on the examinations and the thesis, 
however, should be at the level required for the PhD. Because the graduate programs 
require full-time study and close interaction with faculty and fellow students, the 
department discourages students from holding full (or nearly full) time jobs outside 
the university. Outside employment must be approved by the chair. 

See ESCI in the Courses of Instruction section. 



150 , . >. 

Economics 



The School of Social Sciences 

Chair Associate Professors 

Herve Moulin Richard Boylan 

Professors Anna Bogomolnaia 

DagobertLBrito Richard Boylan 

Br>an W.Brown S'^^'T t?""? 

T ^T D Marc Peter Diidey 

Tames N.Brown ^^. . ^^ ■' 

\ t D D . Vivian Ho 

John B. Bryant a ^^ 

MahmoudEl-Gamal Assistant Professors 

Malcolm GiUis ^^"\f ^ ^JJ^^^, , 

Simon Gram Geoffroy de Clippel ., v 

„ TT ^1 Juan Carlos Cordoba 

Peter Hartley *^ 

Peter Mieszkowski Adjunct Professors 

Herve Moulin ^'u''\^u^'?^''. 

loon Park John Michael Swmt 

Robin C. Sickles Adjunct Associate Professor 

Ronald Soligo Charles E. Begley 

George R. Zodrow Lecturer 

Professors Emeriti Kenneth Medlock 

Donald L. Huddle 

Gordon W. Smith . . 

DEGREES Offered: BA, MA, PhD 

Undergraduates may major in either economics or mathematical economic analysis. 
The latter is recommended for students who intend to continue on to graduate 
work in economics or pursue a business or governmental job in which anal>l:ical 
and quantitative skills are required. 

The eight major fields available for graduate study are econometrics, economic 
development, economic theory, industrial organization and regulation, 
international trade and finance, labor, macroeconomics and/or monetars^ theory, 
and public finance. 

Requirements for Majoring in Economics 

1. All economics majors must complete a minimum of 10 courses with a grade 
point average of at least 2.0. Wlien students repeat courses or complete 
more than the minimally required number of courses, the departmental GPA 
will be based on the set of courses that (i) satisfies all requirements for the 
degree and (ii) results in the highest GPA for the student. Major requirements 
are not reduced for multiple majors, although some courses can satisfv' the 
requirements for more than one major. (Please note that students may not 
pursue a double major in economics and mathematical economic analysis.) 

2. The following courses are required for all economics majors:* 

ECON 211 Principles of Economics I 

ECON 370 Microeconomic Theory 

ECON 375 Macroecononiic Theory 

STAT 280 Elementary Applied Statistics (or STAT 310/ECON 382) 

ECON 446 Applied Econometrics (or ECON 400). 

Please note that ECON 370 requires MATH 101 (or both MATH 111 and 112) as 
prerequisites.We suggest that economics majors take ECON 21 1, ECON 370, MATH 



Economics 151 

101 , STAT 280 (or STAT 3 1 0/ECON 382), and ECON 446 (or ECON 400) as early as 
possible. Please note that failure to take prerequisite courses in earlier years may 
cause scheduling problems in later years. 

3. Given that item 2 has been satisfied, the five remaining required economics 
courses must be selected from the following: 

ECON 3'i8 Organization Design ECON 450 World Economy and Social 

ECON 355 Financial Markets Development 

ECON 400 Econometrics ECON 45 1 Economy of Latin America 

ECN 403/404 Senior Independent Research ECON 452 Religion. Ethics, and Economics 

ECON 4 1 5 Labor Economics ECON 455 Money and Financial Markets 

ECON 420 International Trade ECON 46 1 i rban Economics 

ECON 42 1 International Finance ECON 472 Introduction to Game Theor)' 

ECON 4S5 Industrial Organization ECON 475 Integer and Combinatorial 

ECOS^^C^ Regulation Optimization 

ECON ^yJEnefg)' Economics ^^^^ ^77 Mathematical Economics 

ECON 4^8 Business, Law, and Economics ^^^^"^ ^^^ Environmental Economics 

ECON 439 Torts, Property, and Contracts ^^^^' '^^ Health Economics 

ECON 4^i)Risk, incertainty, and Info ^^^^^ ^^' Distributive Justice 

v:rf\\ . . - If • / r ,-.. ECON 483 PubUc Tiuance Tclx Policy 

KjO\ -A-A-^ Managerial Economics 

ECON 448 Corporate Finance ^^^'^ ^^^ ^"^'^'^ ^^''''"'' Expenditure 

ECON 449 Basics/Financial Engineering ^CON 485/486 Contemporary' Economic Issues 

ECON 495/496 Senior Seminar 

4. No more than three of the 10 economics courses may be transferred from 
other schools. Additional transfer credits in economics may count toward 
meeting l^niversity graduation requirements but not toward fulfillment of the 
departmental major requirements. AP credits do not count against the three 
allowed transfer credits. In order to transfer ECON 211, the student must pass 
a qualifv'ing examination. Students wishing to take the E(X)N 21 1 qualifving 
examination must apply to the economics department office in Baker Hall 
266a. For additional information on transfer credits, consult "Procedures for 
Transfer Credit," available in the economics department office. 

5. Students may graduate with "Honors in Economics" by achieving a B+ (3. 33) 
average in all economics courses and completing two semesters of independent 
research (for details, consult "Economics 4()3/404 - Senior Independent 
Research" available in the economics department office). 

6. For additional course information, consult "Economics Course Descriptions," 
compiled by the Rice chapter of the Omicron Delta Epsilon National Economics 
Honor Societ). 

7. Please note that it is primarily the responsibility of the student to satisfy' all degree 
requirements, including the "University Credit Requirements" and "University 
Distribution Requirements"specificd in the (ieneralAnnouncements. Students 
are advised that the rele\ant departmental requirements arc those in effect 
on the day that the student declares economics as their major. Consult with 
the appropriate departmental advisor, who must sign all registration forms 
for each major. 

* The Department of Statistics has advi.sed that the\ may introduce a new class especially for economics 
majors in place of STAT 280. If and when the\ do, ue will rephice STAT 280 hy that new class. In 
the meantime, students should take ST.Vr 28() (or STAT 31()/1^C0.N 382) before taking I-CON 446 
(or ECON 400). 



152 Departments / Economics 



8. Students who are considering either graduate work in economics or a business 
or governmental job in which analytical and quantitative skills are required, 
should seriously consider obtaining the alternative major in Mathematical 
Economic Analysis. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORING IN MATHEMATICAL 

ECONOMIC Analysis 

1 . The major in mathematical economic analysis (MTEC) is designed for students 
who are interested in either graduate work in economics or a business or 
governmental job in which analytical and quantitative skills are required. 

2. Students must choose between the two majors offered by the economics 
department; that is, students may not double major in economics and 
mathematical economic analysis. Major requirements are not reduced for 
students with multiple majors. 

3. All MTEC majors must complete a minimum of 16 courses in six areas with 
a grade point average of at least 2.0. These courses must include: 



(a) Four courses in economic theory: 

ECON 211 Principles of Economics I 
ECON 570 Microeconomic Theor)' 
ECON 375 Macroeconomic Theoiy 
ECON 477 Mathematical Economics 

(b) Four courses in applied economics, 
selected from: 

ECON 348 Organizational Design 

ECON 355 Financial Markets 

ECON ^15 Labor Economics 

ECON 420 International Trade 

ECON A21 International Finance 

ECON 435 Industrial Organization 

ECON ^5(i Regulation 

ECON 437 Energy Economics 

ECON ^5^ Business, Law, and Economics 

ECON 439 Torts, Property, and Contracts 

ECON 440 /?M. Uncertainty, and Info 

ECON ^5 Managerial Economics 

ECON 446 Applied Econometrics 

ECON 448 Corporate Finance 

ECON 449 Basics of Financial Engineering 

ECON 450 World Econ and Social Development 

ECON 451 Economy of Latin America 

ECON 452 Religion, Ethics, and Economics 

ECON 455 Money and Financial Markets 

ECON 46 1 Urban Economics 

ECON 472 Game Theor)' 

ECON 475 Integer and Combinatorial 
Optimization 



ECON 480 Environmental Economics 
ECON 48 1 Health Economics 
ECON 482 Distributive Justice 
ECON 483 Public Finance Tax Policy 
ECON 484 Public Finance Expenditure 
ECON 485/486 Contemporar}' Economic 
Issues 

(c) One additional 400-level course in 
applied economics as listed in (b) or a 
course in advanced analysis, selected 
from: 

CAAM 452 NUM Methods for PDES 
CAAM 453 Numerical Analysis I 
CAAM 454 Numerical Analysis II 
CAAM 460 Optimization Theory 

CAAM 475 Integer and Combinational 

Optimization 

STAT 42 1 Computation Finance II 

^IKl iSO Statistical Modeling j 

STAT 486 Computation Finance I: 

Market Models 

or an equivalent or liigher-level course 

approved in advance by the chair of the 

undergraduate committee. 

(d) One course in econometrics: 

ECON 400 Econometrics 

(e) Five courses in mathematics and 
statistics: 

MATH 101 Single Variable Calculus T 
MATH 102 Single Variable Calculus II, and 
MATH 211 ORD Differential Equations, or 



Economics 153 

MATH 355 Linear Algebra, or 

CAAM ^^'y Matrix Analysis, and 

MATH 2 1 2 Mult i variable Calculus or 

22 1 Honors Calculus III. iind 

ECON 382/STAT 310 Probability and Statistics, STAT 410 Introduction to Regressionn and 

Statistical Computing, or STAT 431 Ovenneu^ Mathmatical Statistics 

(J) One semester of senior independent research or senior seminar (if offered): 

ECON 495/496 or ECON 403/404 

4. No more than three of the required economics courses and two of the required 
mathematics (or computational and applied mathematics or statistics) courses 
may be transferred from other schools. Additional transfer credits in economics, 
mathematics, computational and applied mathematics or statistics may count 
toward meeting universit}' graduation requirements, but not toward fulfillment 
of the departmental major requirements. AP credits do not count against the 
allowed transfer credits. In order to transfer ECON 211, the student must pass 
a qualifving examination. Students wishing to take the ECON 21 1 qualifying 
examination must apply to the economics eepartment office in Baker Hall 
266a. For additional information on transfer credits, consult "Procedures for 
Transfer Credit," available in the economics department office. 

5. Students may graduate with "Honors in Mathematical Economic Analysis" by 
achieving a B+ (3 33) average in the 16 courses required for the major. When 
students repeat courses or complete more than the minimally required number 
of courses, the departmental GPA will be based on the set of courses that (i) 
satisfies all requirements for the degree and (ii) results in the highest GPA for 
the student. 

6. For additional course information, consult "Economics Course Descriptions," 
compiled by the Rice chapter of the Omicron Delta Epsilon National Economics 
Honor Society-. 

7 . Please note that it is primarily the responsibility of the student to satisfy all degree 
requirements, including the "University Credit Requirements" and "University 
Distribution Requirements "specified in the GeneralAnnouncements. Students 
are advised that the relevant departmental requirements are those in effect 
on the day that the student declares mathematical economic analysis as their 
major Consult with the appropriate departmental advisor, who must sign all 
registration forms for each major 

Concentration in Business Economics 

Students who complete the requirements for a major in economics or a major 
in mathematical economics analysis may also request certification from the 
department that they have completed the requirements for a concentration in 
business economics if they complete the following courses with a minimum grade 
point average of at least 2.0: 

1. ACCO 305 Introduction to Accounting 

2. The following electives for the economics or mathematical economics 
analysis mayor: 

ECON 348 Organizational Design or ECON 355 Financial Markets 

and Institutions 

ECON 438 Business, Law, and Economics 

ECON 445 Managerial Economics 

ECON 448 Corporate Finance 



154 Departments / Economics 

3. Note that to complete their major requirements, economics majors will need 
to choose one additional elective beyond those chosen to satisfy requirement 
2, and this could include either ECON 348 or ECON 355 if not taken already. 
Similarly, mathematical economic analysis majors can choose either ECON 348 
and ECON 355, if not taken already, to fulfill the remaining requirements of 
their major. If students complete both ECON 348 and ECON 355 their grade 
point average for the concentration in business economics will include the 
course that results in the highest grade point average for the student. 

Substituting Economics Graduate Courses for Undergraduate 
Courses — Undergraduate majors satisfy ing the course prerequisites may, subject to 
the approval of the instructor and of the departmental undergraduate committee 
chair, substitute certain graduate courses for undergraduate courses. Only highly 
motivated students with excellent aptitudes for economics and a strong background 
in mathematics should consider making such substitutions. Typically, but not 
necessarily, such students will be majors in mathematical economic analysis. 
Permitted substitutions are as follows: 

ECON 501 for ECON 370 (if student has completed ECON 21 1 at Rice) 

ECON 502 for ECON 375 

ECON 504 for ECON 382 

ECON 510 for ECON 400 

Furthermore, ECON 505 and ECON 508 also may be taken by undergraduates 
and may be used toward satisfying MTEC requirements. Specifically, ECON 
505 could be used as one of the courses in the applied economics category^ or 
in the advanced analysis category, while ECON 508 could be used only in the 
advanced analysis category. 

Note that this set of substitutable graduate courses includes six of the seven courses 
required during the first year of the PhD program at Rice Accordingly, such advanced 
course work would be excellent preparation for graduate study in economics or in 
some related field such as finance. Taking such graduate courses should also open 
more opportunities for the student who will be seeking employment immediately 
after graduation. 

The Five-year MA Program 

Advanced undergraduate students can, subject to the approval of the departmental 
five-year MA adviser, enter our five-year MA program. In this program, a student who 
has taken advantage of the full menu of graduate course substitutions available 
could, with an additional year of study at Rice, earn an MA in economics. 

To obtain the MA degree, students must satisfy^ all of the requirements for PhD 
candidacy. In particular, students must pass general examinations in microeconomic 
theory and in macroeconomic theory and econometrics,must pass an examination in a 
specialized field of study in economics, and must complete an original research project 
(a dissertation prospectus) that could be developed into a PhD dissertation under the 
supervision of a faculty^ member.This work could be an extension of a paper written as 
a senior independent research project (ECON 403/404).In some cases,at the discretion 
of the independent research adviser, the paper produced in ECON 403/404 may fulfill 
this requirement. Finally, the first-year graduate requirement to take ECON 507 
Mathematical Economics would be waived with the approval of the departmental 
five-year MA adviser. 

Note that any student who subsequently decides to enter the economics PhD 
program at Rice would be given graduate credit for all 500 level economics courses 
completed while an undergraduate .The completion of the PhD dissertation t) pically 
requires at least one additional year of research (but no additional courses) beyond 
the MA degree. 



Economics 155 

Students who opt for the five-year MA degree program will have different backgroimds 
and interests on entering Rice and will choose to pursue this option at different 
stages in their academic careers. The following illustrates two (of man\ ) possible 
paths to satisfsing the MTEC major requirements, while at the same time completing 
all of the requirements for the MA degree over a five-year period. 

Courses: Sample Path One 

The student enters with AP credit for ECON 211 and MATH 101/102, and has an 
early interest in the five-year MA program. 

Freshman Year Senior Year 



ECON 370, 375, 477, and MATH 211/212 HCON 403/404 and ECON 508 

Sophomore Year F////> Year 



ECO.N 501; 1 course from .Applied Economics Complete all remaining graduate courses and 

categon; ;uid \L\TH 355 or CAAiM 310 P^^^ ^^ '•^XT^ exammat.ons required 

^ • to achieve PhD candidacy. 

Junior Year (Note that with .\P credit for MATH 10 1/102, 

ECO.N 502. 504. 505, 5 10, and 1 course from ^ut not for ECON 2 11 the student could 

Apphed Economics category f^T'''' ^^^^ 370 for ECON 2 1 1 in the 

^^ " ' freshman year.) 

Courses: Sample Path Two 

The student has no relevant AP credit and/or decides to enter the five-year MA 
program only near the end of the sophomore year. 

Freshman Year Senior Year 



ECON 2 1 1 and MATH 101/102 ECON 504, 510, 403/404, and 1 course from 

Sophomore Year ^PP^'^^ economics category' 

ECON 3"0, 3"'5, 4'"~, and 1 course from Fifth Year 



applied economics category; MATH 211/212 Complete all remaining graduate courses and 

Junior Year P^^^ ^' remaining examinations required to 

achieve PhD candidacv. 

KCON 501, 502, 505. 508; MATH 355 

orCUM 310 

Degree Requirements for PhD in Economics 

Preparation for PhD Program. Applicants to the PhD program should have had 
at lea.st two semesters in calculus and one in linear algebra. Students who have 
not met these requirements may complete these prerequisites as C^lass 111 students 
(pages 74-75) before being admitted to the graduate program. All applicants are 
required to take the Graduate Record Exam. 

Requirements. For general university requirements, see (iraduate Degrees 
(pages 5"-58). Candidates for the PhD degree usually spend from two to two and 
one-half years in full-time course work and at least one year writing the dissertation; 
four to five years is a reasonable goal for completing the program. For the PhD, 
students must: 

• Complete an approved program of at least 14 courses not including ECON 
593/S94 Workshop in Economics I and ECON 595/596 Workshop in 
Economics II 

• Complete an approved program of at least 4 sections of ECON 593/594 
Workshop in Economics I and ECON 595/596 Workshop in Economics 11 



156 Departments / Economics 

• Perform satisfactorily on written general examinations in economic theory 
and econometrics 

• Demonstrate proficiency in a major field by taking the relevant courses in 
that field and performing satisfactorily on a written examination 

• Complete and defend orally a doctoral dissertation setting forth in publishable 
form the results of original research 

See ECON in the Courses of Instruction section. . ^ . 



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157 

Education 

The School of Humanities 

Professor 
Linda M. McNeil 

No degree is offered through the Education Department. This department offers 
opportunities for students to explore the background, purposes, and organization 
of American schools as well as the major issues facing education toda>. Research 
seminars allow students to engage in projects in a wide range of topics significant 
to education. Most courses require observation in the classroom. 

Please see the section on Education Certification for information on the three 
teacher education plans offered at Rice: 

1. A secondary teaching certificate in combination with the undergraduate 
degree in the elected subject field(s) 

2. A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) 

3. A postbaccalaurete plan for Class III students that involves taking those courses 
and state examinations needed for certification but that does not confer 
a degree 



158 

Education Certification 



Chair Lecturers 

Meredith Skura Jean Ashmore 

Director Eileen Coppola 

Lissa Heckelman Diana Norcross 

Professor • Judy Radigan 

Linda M. McNeil ^ ■ Carolynne White 

Adjltnct Professor Adjunct Lecturers 



Roland B. Smith, Jr. 



Wallace Dominey 
Einora Harcombe 
Anne Papakonstantinou 



Degrees Offered: Secondary Teaching Certificate in 

CONJUNCTION with BA IN MAJOR FIELD, MAT v ? 

Students in the teacher education program at Rice show a commitment to teaching, 
a strong record of scholarship in their subject areas, and promise as thoughtful, 
engaging teachers.The program emphasizes a sound liberal arts education;extensive 
knowledge of the subject(s) or area(s) to be taught; professional knowledge, 
including the relevant historical, philosophical, social, and psychological bases 
of education; and skills in classroom teaching, which include working with both 
children and adults. Graduates emerge from the program fully prepared for the 
teaching profession, trained in a multitude of teaching stales and methods to meet 
the needs of the diverse student population in schools today. 

Rice offers three teacher education plans: (1) a secondar\^ teaching certificate in 
combination with the undergraduate degree in the elected subject field(s),(2) a Master 
of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and (3) a postbaccalaureate plan for Class III students 
that involves taking those courses and state examinations needed for certification 
but that does not confer a degree All tliree plans include student teaching in the Rice 
Summer School for Grades 8- 1 2. While maintaining its academic integrity; the Rice 
program complies with state of Texas certification requirements. Students seeking 
additional information about the teacher education program are encouraged to 
meet with education facults'. 

Texas Teaching Credential — ^Rice is approved by the state of Texas to offer 
teacher preparation programs in the following fields: art, English language arts and 
reading. French. German, health science teclinolog}' education, history; Latin, life 
sciences, mathematics, mathematics/physics, physical education, physical science, 
Russian, science, social studies, and Spanish. 

After satisfactory^ completion of the Rice program, which includes the state-mandated 
TExES and/or ExCET examinations, students are recommended for aTexas teaching 
credential. The Texas Education Agency then awards a Texas Standard Teaching 
Certificate (Grades 8-12). 

Student Teaching — Apprenticeship (Plan A) and Internship (Plan B) programs 
are available. Unpaid apprenticeships are for undergraduates who wish to complete 
the teacher education program in four years and r^ o six-week summer sessions. 



Education Certification 1 S9 

(ancliclates enroll for the summer sessions following their junior and senior years. 
Apprentices create and teach courses under the supervision of experienced mentor 
teachers and university faculty in the Rice Summer School for (irades 8-12. 

Paid internships are undertaken by Master of Arts in Teaching candidates, by 
some (Mass HI students, and by undergraduates who begin earning certification in 
their senior year. Under this plan, students serve one apprenticeship in the Rice 
Summer School and are then supervised through their first semester of a full-time, 
paid internship in a neighboring, cooperating school system. Permission for the 
internship is contingent upon completing a successful apprenticeship. 

Requirements for Secondary Teaching Certificate 

Admission — Students may apply to the Rice University Education Certification 
Office for admission to the teacher education program if they show: 

• Attainment of junior standing at Rice (bachelor's degree for MAT candidates) 
by the semester of admission to the program 

• Grades of C- or better in ail semester hours attempted in their teacliing field(s), 
with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better 

• Evidence of adequate physical vigor to perform as a teacher in a classroom 

• Exemption or satisfactory scores on all required preprofessional skills tests 

• A completed Plan of Study approved by department representatives and the 
major field adviser is required before admission to the program is complete 

Completion of Program — ^To complete the program, students must: 

• Be exempted from or pass the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) 
exam prior to enrolling in any education courses 

• Complete the courses specified by the major field adviser(s). Lists of 
courses for each subject are available in the Education Certilication Office 

• Complete 18 hours in professional education courses as follows: 

Either EDUC 301/501 Philosophical, Historical, and Social Foundations 

of Education or EDUC 330/530 The American High School 

EDUC 305/505 Educational Psychology 

EDUC 420 Curriculum Development 

3 hours in the appropriate seminar(s) in teaching methods 

6 hours in student teaching (see following) 

• Satisfy a state requirement for computer literacy by completing one course 
in computer use. EDUC 340 Computers in Education is recommended 

• Complete all university and program requirements specified for 
undergraduates, MAT candidates, or nondegree (Class 111) candidates 

• Make grades of C- or better in all teaching field courses and education 
courses (B- or better for MAT students) 

• Pass appropriate TExES and/or ExCET exams 



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Apprenticeship Plan (Plan A) 

(For students beginning certification 
in junior year and for some Class III 
students) 

Junior Year 

EDUC 301 Philosophical, Historical and Social 
Foundations of Education 

or EDUC 330 The American High School 

EDUC 305 Educational Psychology 
EDUC 4 1 0-4 1 6 Relevant seminar (s) in 
teaching methods 

EDUC 420 Curriculum Development 
EDUC 440 Supervised Teaching: 
Summer School 

Senior Year 

EDUC 420 Curriculum Development 

After Graduation 

EDUC 440 Supervised Teaching: 
Summer School 



Internship Plan (Plan B) 

(For students beginning certification in 
senior year, for some Class III students, 
and for MAT students) 

Before Graduation 

EDUC 301/501 Philosophical Historical and 
Social Foundations of Education or EDUC 
330/530 The American High School or EDUC 
305/505 Educational Psychology 
EDUC 410^\6 Relevant seminar(s) in 
teaching methods 

EDUC 420 Curriculum Development 

After Academic Year 

EDUC 440 Supervised Teaching: 
Summer School 

EDUC 540 Internship (paid internship in the 
faU in a local, accredited secondare school) 



Requirements FOR MAT 

Admission — Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, scholarly ability, and an 
interest in teaching, and they must have taken the Graduate Record Examination 
(GRE) aptitude test. Education facults^ review each application A limited number of 
tuition waivers is available . SeeAdmission to Graduate Study (pages 56- 57) Admitted 
students must pass or be exempted from the state's Texas Higher Education 
Assessment (THEA) exam prior to enrolling in any education courses. 

Degree Requirements — ^For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees 
(pages 57-58). The MAT is a non-thesis degree program for students who want 
to qualif)^ for secondary school teaching following a liberal arts education. Most 
candidates entering the program have had no professional education courses. By 
completing the program, candidates fulfill all requirements for a Texas Standard 
Teaching Certificate for grades 8- 1 2. To earn the professional MAT degree, students 
must complete, with grades of B- or higher, at least 33 semester hours (the need to 
remove deficiencies may require additional courses for certification). Requirements 
are as follows: : . ;■ ,0 

• Courses in secondary^ school educational theory, teaching strategies,educational 
practice, and evaluation 

• Graduate or upper-level courses in the relevant teaching field(s) taken 
at Rice 

• Super\dsed full-time teaching for one summer in the Rice Summer School 
for Grades 8-12, including design and implementation of courses, teaching, 
and evaluation 

• Approval to begin an internship, based on a successful summer school 
teaching experience 



Education Certification 1 6 1 

• Supeniscd teaching internship for one semester in a cooperating secondary 
school, including the accompanying seminar 

The cooperating school districts pay a regular salary for internship teaching, which 
covers the small cost ot graduate tuition. 

Requirements for Class III Certification 

A nondegree (C:iass III) plan leading to secondary teacher certification is available 
for those who have earned a HA but do not choose to pursue a graduate degree. 
Candidates complete all requirements for secondary teacher certification, including 
professional education courses and courses in their selected fields. Interested 
students should direct their queries to the Education Certification Office. 

Higher Education Act Title II Reports 

The Higher Education Act (HEA) of the U.S. Congress requires each institution of 
higher education with a teacher preparation program enrolling students receiving 
federal assistance under this Act to report annually 'to the State and the general 
public" certain information. This information consists of the pass rate of program 
completers on assessments required by the state for teacher licensure or certification, 
the statewide pass rate on those assessments, and other basic information on the 
teacher preparation program. 

Rice University's Teacher Education program is accredited by the State of Texas. 
The first year pass rate for program completers on as.sessments required b\ the 
state for 2()()2-()3 was l(){)'>i. compared with 9(>"o for the overall state pass rate. The 
combined cumulative pass rate for program completers on assessments required 
by the state for 2001 -03 was lOOVo compared to 96"o for the overall state pass rate. 
Twenty-nine students were enrolled in the program in 2003-0-4 The students spent an 
average of 40 hours per week in supervised student teaching with a student/faculty 
ratio of 2.6-to- 1 .Rice teacher education program graduates are regularly recruited b\ 
school districts in the Houston and surrounding areas because of their innovative 
ideas, leadership abilities, and dedication to the teaching profession. 

See EDUC and PFDV in the Courses of Instruction section. 



162 



Electrical and Computer Engineering 



The George R. Brown School of Engineering 



Assistant Professors 
Kevin Kelly 
• Yehia Massoud 
- Kartik Mohanram 
Scott Rixner 
Lin Zhong 

Faculty Fellows ; ; ; - - 

Hyeokho Choi 

Ashutosh Sabharwal 

Adjunct Faculty 

Akhil Bidani 

John Byrne ;;.-;: 

Scott Cutler 

Anand Dabak 

Thomas Harman 

Dirar Khoury 

Jorma Lilleberg 

Richard P. Massey 

Robert Nowak . - - ^ ^^ 

Steve Sheaf or ^ , ^ • 

Gennady Shvets : 

Markus Sigrist 

Thanli Tran 

Lecturers 

Katherine Fletcher 
J. Patrick Frantz 
Osama Mawlawi 
James B. Sinclair 
James D. Wise 

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) strives to provide 
high-quality degree programs that emphasize fundamental principles, respond to the 
changing demands and opportunities of new technolog}^, challenge the exceptional 
abilities of Rice students, and prepare these students for roles of leadership in their 
chosen careers. Undergraduate and graduate programs in ECE offer concentrations in 
areas that include system and control theory, communications, quantum electronics 
and lasers, computer systems, and electronic materials, devices, and circuits. The 
latest information on the department's facult\^, research areas, and degree programs 
and requirements can be found on the ECE website: http://www.ece.rice.edu/. 

Undergraduate Degree Programs 

The department offers two undergraduate degrees, the bachelor of arts (BA) and 
the bachelor of science in electrical engineering (BSEE).The BA degree provides a 
basic foundation in electrical and computer engineering that the student can build 
on to construct a custom program. Because of its flexibility^ and large number of 
free electives, the BA can be combined easily with courses from other departments 
to create an interdisciplinar\' program. This may be particularly appropriate for 
students plamiing further study in law, business, or medicine. 



Chair 

Behnaam Aazhang 

Professors 

Behnaam Aazhang 
Athanasios C. Antoulas 
Richard G. Baraniuk 
Joseph R. Cavallaro 
John W. Clark, Jr. 
Naomi J. Halas 
Don H. Johnson 
Erzsebet Merenyi 
Michael Orchard 
Frank K. Tittel 
William L. Wilson, Jr. 
James F. Young 

Professors Emeriti 
C. Sidney Burrus 
J. Robert Jump 
James Boyd Pearson, Jr. 
Thomas A. Rabson 

Associate Professors 

Junichiro Kono 
Edward W. Knightly 
Daniel Mittleman 
Peter J. Varman 



Electrical and Computer Engineering 163 



The BSEE degree is the usual degree taken by those students planning a career of 
engineering practice. It is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering 
and Technology (ABET) and can reduce the time required to become a licensed 
professional engineer. The program for the BSEE requires more hours and greater 
depth than the BA degree but still provides considerable flexibility. 

Both degrees are organized around a core of required courses and a selection of 
elective courses from four specialization areas. Each student's program must contain 
a depth sequence in one area and courses from at least two areas to provide breadth. 
The specialization electives prov ide a flexibility that can be used to create a focus 
that crosses traditional areas. Because of the number of options, students should 
consult early with department advisors to plan a program that meets their needs. 

BSEE Degree Requirements — See Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15) 
for general universitv* requirements. A BSEE program must have a total of at least 
134 semester hours and include the following courses. A course can satisf\' only 
one program requirement, except for design. Students who place out of required 
courses without transcript credit must substitute other approved courses in the 
same area. Current degree requirements and planning sheets may be found on the 
ECE website. 



Mathematics and Science Courses 

M\TH 101 Single Variable Calculus I 

MATH 102 Single Variable Calculus II 

MATH 111 Multirariable Calculus 

KLi-C ^y\ Afiplied Probability 

C\.\.M 335 Matrix Analysis or 
MATH 35s Linear Algebra 

PH^S \{)\ Mechanics 

PHYS 102 Electricity and Magnetism 

Ill'C 261 Introduction to Waves 
and Photonics 

CHHM 1 2 1 General Chemistry 

Additional approved mathematics and science 
courses to bring the total to 32 hours. 

ECE Core Courses 

F.LFC 220 Fundamentals of Computer 
Engineering 

l-Ll-C 24 1 Fundamentals of Electrical 
Engineering I 

WUT. l~il Fundamentals of Electrical 
Engineering II 



ELEC 301 Introduction to Signals 

ELEC 305 Introduction to Physical Electronics 

ELEC 326 Digital Logic Systems 

ELEC 391 Professional Issues in Electrical 
Engineering 

Computation Course: One from 

COMP 201 Principles of Computing and 
Programming 

CAAM 210 Introduction to Engineering 
Computation 

Design Courses 

ELEC 493 Senior Design Seminar 

ELEC 494 Senior Design Laboratory 

One from: 

Wc£ ^11 MSI Design 

ELEC 432 Digital Radio System Design 

ELEC 464 Photonic Sensor System Design 

ELEC 491 Independent Design Project 



Specialization Area Courses 

I pper-level ECE courses are organized into four specialization areas: computer 
engineering, systems, electronic circuits and sevices,and quantum electronics.The 
computer engineering area provides a broad background in computer systems 
engineering, including computer architecture, digital hardware engineering, 
software engineering, and computer systems performance analysis. The systems 
area involves the study of processing and communicating signals and information 
through systems or devices, control theor)', signal and image processing, and 
communications. The electronic circuits and devices area covers the design of 



164 Departments / Electrical and Computer Engineering 



analog circuits, electromechanical devices, and the design and manufacturing of 
semiconductor devices. The quantum electronics area encompasses studies of 
electronic materials, including nano-materials, semiconductor and optoelectronic 
devices, lasers and their applications, and photonics. 

The BSEE program must include seven courses total from at least two areas, including 
at least 4 courses in one area. Graduate courses and equivalent courses from other 
departments may be used to satisfy area requirements with permission; consult the 
ECE website for the latest list of specialization area courses. 

Unrestricted Electives 

Additional courses to provide the BSEE minimum requirement of at least 134 
semester hours. 

BA Degree Requirements — See Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15) for 
general university^ requirements. A BA program must have a total of at least 120 
semester hours and include the following courses. A course can satisfy only one 
program requirement, except for laboratory. Students who place out of required 
courses without transcript credit must substitute other approved courses in the 
same area. Current degree requirements and planning sheets may be found on the 
ECE website. 



Mathematics and Science Courses 

MATH 101 Si7igle Variable Calculus I 
MATH 1 02 Single liable Calculus II 

MATH 212 Multii variable Calculus or 
QAMAH^ Matrix Analysis 
CAM\ 555 Matrix Analysis or 
MATH 355 Linear Algebra 
One from: ELEC 551 Applied Probability, MATH 
355 Linear Algebra, MATH 381 Introduction 
to Partial Differential Equations or 
CAAM 555 Matrix Analysis 

?mSlOl Mechanics 

PHYS 102 Electricity and Magnetism 

ELEC 261 Introduction to Waves and 
Photonics or CHEM 121 General Chemistry 

ECE Core Courses 

ELEC 220 Eundamentals of Computer 
Engineering 

V1S£1\\ Fundamentals of Electrical 
Engineering I 

ELEC 242 Fundamentals of Electrical 
Engineering II 



ELEC 305 Introduction to Physical Electronics 

ELEC 326 Digital Logic Systems 

Computation Course: One from 

CAAM 210 Introduction to Engineering 
Computation 

COMP 201 Principles of Computing and 

Programming 

Laboratory: One from 

ELEC 201 Introduction to Engineering Design 

ELEC 327 Implementation of Digital Systems 

ELEC 342 Electronic Circuits 

ELEC ^55 Architectures for Wireless 

Communications . l 

ELEC 434 Digital Signal Processing 

Laboratory' 

ELEC 4A2 Advanced Electronic Circuits 
ELEC 443 Power Electronic Circuits 
ELEC 444 Electomagnetic Interference/ 
Compatability 

ELEC 445 Wireless Electronics 

ELEC 465 Physical Electronics Practicum 

ELEC 494 Senior Design Seminar 



Specialization Area Courses 

Upper-level ECE courses are organized into four specialization areas, as described 
above in the BSEE degree requirements. The BA program must include 4 courses 
total from at least two areas, including at least two courses in one area. Each course 
must be at least 3 semester hours. Graduate courses and equivalent courses from 
other departments may be used to satisfy area requirements with permission;consult 
the ECE website for the latest list of specialization area courses. 



Electrical and Computer Engineering 165 

Unrestricted Electives 

Additional courses to provide the BA minimum requirement ot at least 1 20 semester 
hours. 

Graduate Degree Programs 

The EC:e Department offers two graduate degree programs.The master of electrical 
engineering ( MEE) degree is a course-based program designed to increase a student's 
master) of advanced subjects; no thesis is required. The MEE prepares a student to 
succeed and advance rapidly in today's competitive technical marketplace. A joint 
MBA/MEE degree is offered in conjunction with the Jesse 11. Jones (iraduate School 
of Management. The doctor of piiilosophy (PhD) program prepares students for a 
research career in academia or industry.The PhD program consists of formal courses 
and original research conducted under the guidance of a faculty advisor, leading 
to a dissertation. Students in the PhD program complete a master of science (MS) 
degree as part of their program; the ECE department does not admit students for 
a terminal MS degree. 

Information on admission to graduate programs is a\'ailable from the ECE Graduate 
Committee and on the ECE website. See the section Information for Graduate 
Students ( page SS) for the general requirements of graduate degrees at Rice. Students 
must achie\'e at least a B (3.0) a\'erage in the courses counted toward a graduate 
degree. In addition, no course in which the student earned a grade lower than a C 
ma> count toward a graduate degree. 

MEE Degree Requirements — Students must prepare a MEE degree plan and 
have it approxed b\ the E(>E Graduate (committee. The plan must include at least 
30 semester hours of courses, all at the 300 level or above. The program should 
include a major area of specialization ( 1 8 semester hours), a minor area (6 semester 
hours), plus free electives. At least "' of the major and minor area courses must be 
at the 400 level or above, and at least 4 must be at the SOO level or above. ELEC 590 
or ELEC 599 ma) not count as major area courses; no more than 3 semester hours 
can be transfer credit, and at most one one-hour seminar course may be included 
in the plan. A MEE degree planning form and current requirements may be found 
on the E(>E website. 

PhD Degree Requirements — Students are admitted to the PhD program only 
for the fall semester. ECE PhD students move through the program in stages, 
starting as first year student, advancing to MS candidate, PhD qualified student, 
and PhD (Candidate; each advancement requires the approval of the ECE Ciraduate 
Committee. Students entering with previous graduate work ma)' follow a hybrid 
program developed in consultation with the facult)' and the Graduate (Committee. 
The first academic year concentrates on foundation coursework and on developing 
a research area. Each student must successfully complete a project, ELEC 599, in 
his or her chosen area of research, in lieu of an oral or written qualihing exam. In 
addition to enabling the facult}- to evaluate the students research potential, the 
project encourages timely completion of the MS degree.The student must complete 
a master s thesis and successfulh defend it in an oral examination. Students who 
have alread)' acquired a master's degree elsewhere are still required to complete 
a first-year ELEC 599 project. 

Completion of the MS degree, satisfactory performance in coursework. and a 
recommendation from the prospective PhD ad\ isor is required for advancement 
to PhD candidacy.A candidate for the PhD degree must demonstrate independent, 
original research in electrical and computerengineeringAftersuccessfully presenting 
a PhD research proposal and completion of all coursework. a student is eligible 



166 Departments / Electrical and Computer Engineering 

for PhD candidacy. The student then engages in full-time research, culminating 
in the completion and public defense of the PhD dissertation. Details of the PhD 
program requirements, the phases of study, and a timetable may be found on the 
ECE website. 

See ELEC in the Courses of Instruction section for course descriptions. 



167 



English 

The School of Humanities 



ClL\IR 

Susan Wood 

Professors 
Jane Chance 
Terrence Artliur Doody 
Linda P. Driskill 
j. Dennis Huston 
Walter Wliitfield Isle 
Helena Michie 
Wesley Abram Morris 
Robert L. Patten 
Meredith Skura 
Edward A. Snow 
Gar>' S.Wihl 
Gary E.Wolfe 

Professors Emeriti 

Max Apple 

Edward O. Doughtie 

Alan Grob 

John Meixner 

David Lee Minter 

William Bowman Piper 



AssociATi- Professors 

Jose FArandaJr. 
Justin C. Cronin 
Scott S. Derrick 
Lucille P Fultz 
Bett\' Joseph 
Colleen R. Lamos 
Caroline Levander 
Susan Lurie 
Assistant Professors 
Krista Comer 
Sarah Ellenzweig 
Joshua David Gonsalves 
Kirsten Ostherr 

Writer in Residence 

Tracy Barnw^ell 
Marsha Recknagel 

Lecturers 

Jill'Thad" Logan 
Mar>' L.Tobin 

Lecturers on Theatre 

Trish Rigdon 
Matthew Schlief 

Visiting Assistant Professors 
Colene Bentley 
Ryan Jay Friedman 



Courses 

Detailed information on current semester course offerings can be found at w^^w. 
english.rice.edu. Please note that undergraduate level courses range numerically 
from ENGL 100 through ENGL 499 and graduate courses begin with ENGL 500. 
Non-majors wishing to enroll in upper-level courses (400 and above), are encouraged 
to consult with the professor prior to enrollment. Current course information for 
theTheatre Program.THEA 100-499, can be found at www.theatre.rice.edu. 

Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD 

The undergraduate program offers a broad spectrum of courses, including British 
and American literature, creative writing, women and gender studies, cultural 
studies, literary theory, media .studies and rtlm. Beyond a critical appreciation of 
literature, students will also sharpen iheir written communication and analytical 
skills. In addition, the department is home to theTheatre Program, which includes 
studies in theatre and dramatic literature. The graduate program in English offers 
concentrations in all fields of British and American literature and literary theory. 

Degree Requirements for BA in English 

For general university requirements, see (iraduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students majoring in English must complete 36 semester hours in English with 
at least 24 hours in courses at the 300 level or above. A double major requires 



168 Departments / English 

30 hours in English with at least 18 hours in the upper-level courses. HUMA 101 
and 102 may be counted toward the English major. All English majors must take 
the following: 

• ENGL 200 Seminar in Literature and Literary Analysis 

• ENGL 300 Practices in Literary Study 

• 9 hours at the 300 level or above in periods before 1900 a.d.; 6 of the 9 
hours must be in periods before 1800 a.d., but only one may be a 
Shakespearean course 

• 3 hours at the 200 level or above in a course that focuses on noncanonical 
traditions, such as courses in women, African American, Chicano/a, Asian 
American, ethnic, global, and diasporic writers. 

The department recommends that all English majors take courses in British and 
American history and, if they plan to do graduate work, at least 6 hours of upper- 
level courses in a foreign language. ... 

Degree Requirements for MA and PhD in English 

For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57-58) As part of 
their traLning,graduate students participate in both the teaching and research activities 
of the department. Upon entering, students will be assigned a Program Advisory 
Committee (PAG), consisting of two or three facultj^ members. In consultation with 
their PAC, students will design their own individualized program structured by the 
minimal requirements listed below. For more detailed information, please ask for 
a copy of the Department s Program Outline. 

MA Program — ^The English department does not have an MA program, but offers 
the MA degree to those PhD students who have achieved candidacy and are in the 
process of completing their doctorate and to qualified PhD students who leave the 
program before completing their doctorate. To receive an MA students must: 

• Satisfactorily complete at least 30 hours of graduate work in English at Rice 
University. Courses must be those that count towards the PhD in English.These 
include courses numbered in the 500s and 600s in the English department 
excluding 510, 601/602, 603/604; up to 2 approved graduate or equivalent 
courses taken in other departments;and up to 2 approved courses in the English 
department numbered 400 and above. Students must satisfactorily complete 
ENGL 600 and distribution requirements for the PhD (see below). 

• Satisfactorily complete two teaching assistantships (ENGL 601/602). These 
do not count toward the 30-hour requirement. 

PhD Program — ^To gain admission to PhD candidacy, students must satisf\' the 
first seven of the following requirements, and they must receive approval for their 
dissertation prospectus from the Department s Graduate Committee.To earn a PhD 
in English, candidates must also complete the last 2 requirements. Students must: 

1. Satisfactorily complete at least 33 hours of course work plus ENGL 510. 
exclusive of the thesis. Courses can include: graduate courses in the English 
department numbered 500 to 600, excluding 510, 601/602, 603/604; up to 
2 approved undergraduate courses in the English department; and up to 2 
approved courses in another department. 

2. Satisfactorily complete the following 2 required courses: ENGL 600 
Professional Methods, and ENGL 605 Third-Year Writing Workshop. These 
count toward the 33-hour requirement. 

3. Satisfactorily complete the distribution requirement, which consists of 
2 approved courses on literature before 1800 and 2 after 1800. These count 
toward the 33-hour requirement. 



English 169 

4 . Satisfactorily complete the teaching requirement by serving twice as a teaching 
assistant, by completing ENGL 510/511 Pec/agog)', and by teaching a lower- 
level course designed in conjunction with the instructor of ENGL 510. ENGL 
510 does not count toward the 33-hour requirement. 

5. Pass a six-hour written preliminar)' examination focusing on two lists of 
books: one representing the full range of a literary period as defined by the 
student and his or her preliminary committee, the other representing a second 
literary period, a single author, a genre traced over a period of time more 
comprehensive than that covered by the first list, or a particular theoretical 
or critical approach studied with reference to its own history and traditions 
as well as to the historical field of the first exam. 

6. Complete a dissertation prospectus that proposes a topic and an approach, 
offers a context to the topic in terms of work already done, offers an outline 
of chapters or sections, and includes a substantial bibliography. 

7. Complete a dissertation that demonstrates a capacity for independent and 
original work of high qualit)'. 

8. Pass an oral exam on the dissertation and related fields of study. 

Financial Support — ^Within the limits of available funds, qualified students may 
receive graduate scholarships or fellowships for up to five years. To qualify for this 
continuing financial aid, students must be approved for candidacy for the PhD by 
the beginning of their ninth semester at Rice. 

I See ENGL and THEA in the Courses of Instruction section. 



170 

Environmental Analysis and 
Decision Making 

The WiEss School of natural Sciences 

Director Associate Professors 

Matthew P. Fraser Vicki L. Colvin 

y^ Professors Matthias Heinkenschloss 

Andrew R. Barron Assistant Professors 

Katherine B. Ensor Evan H. Siemann 

Neal E Lane Faculty Fellow 

Erzsebet Merenyi • ; , , Kristen M. Kulinowski 

Dale S. Saw}^er . j '- 

Tayfun E.Tezduyar _ ' _\ j , . 

Degrees Offered: MS 



'!'^k?(/io ; 



Rice University introduced a professional master's degree in environmental analysis 
and decision making in fall 2002. This degree is geared to teach students rigorous 
methods that are needed by industrial and governmental organizations to deal with 
environmental issues. As an interdisciplinary program, it aims to give students the 
ability to predict environmental problems, not just solve them. It emphasizes core 
quantitative topics such as statistics, remote sensing, data analysis, and modeling. 
In addition, it teaches laboratory and computer skills and allows students to focus 
their education by taking electives in relevant fields. 

The environmental analysis and decision making degree is one of three tracks in the 
new Professional Master's Program at Rice housed in the Wiess School of Natural 
Sciences. These master's degrees are designed for students seeking to gain further 
scientific core expertise coupled with enhanced management and communications 
skiUs.These degrees instill a level of scholastic proficiency that exceeds that of the 
bachelor's level, and they create the cross-functional aptitudes needed in modern 
industry. This program will allow students to move more easily into management 
careers in consulting or research and development, design, and marketing of new 
science-based products. 

Degree Requirements for MS in Environmental 
Analysis and Decision Making 

In addition to the core science courses, students are required to complete a three- 
to six-month internship and take a set of cohort courses focusing on business 
and communications. At the conclusion of the internship, students must present 
a summary of their internship project in both oral and written form as part of the 
Professional Master's Seminar. 

Part-time students who already work in their area of study may fulfill the internship 
requirements by working on an approved project with their current employer. For 
general university^ requirements for graduate study, see pages 56-58, and see also 
Professional Degrees, page 58. 

Admission 

Admission to graduate study in evironmental anyalysis and desision making is open 
to qualified students holding a bachelor's degree in a related field that includes 
general biology, chemistry, calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. 



Environmental Analysis and Decision Making 171 



Department facult\ evaluate the previous adademis record and credentials of each 
appplicant indi\iduaily. 



Science core courses 

CE\ K 4() 1 Introduction to Environmental 

Chemist ry with lah (F) 

ESCl ^^0 Remote Sensing (S) 

STAT 30S Introduction to Statistics for 

Biosciences (F, S) 

STAT (iSS Quantitative Environmental 

Decision Making (S) 

Plus a single course from each of the 
following: 

Group A 

ESCI -iSl Analysis of Environmental Data (?) 
STAT 30S Introduction to Statistics for 
Biosciences (F, S) 

Group B 
I STAT 385 Methodsfor Data Analysis (S) 

STAT 410 Introduction to Statistical 

Computing and Linear Models (F) 

STAT 42 1 Computational Finance If: Time 

Series Analysis (S) 
I STAT 422 Bayesian Data Analysis (S) 

S7AT =,()9 Advanced Psyc/x)logical Statistics I(¥) 

Internship 

An internship under the guidance of a host company, government agency, or 
national laboratory. A summary of the internship project is required in both oral and 
written form as part of the Professional Master's Project. 

Elective Courses 

Note: Each of these electives is not offered every year, and some courses may have 
prerequisites or require instructor permission 

Students will choose five elective courses, three of which should be from one of 
the focus areas. At least one elective should be from the management and policy 
focus area. Recommended courses include, but are not limited to, the following: 



Group C 

CEVE 411 Air Resource Management (S) 
CE}JE4UHydrolog\'and Waterslmi Analysis (S) 
CEVT 434 Chemical Transport and Fate in the 
Environment (F) 

CEVE 511 Atmospfxric Clyemistr}' and Physics (F) 
CEVE 550 Eniironmental Ofganic Chemist n (S) 

Cohort Courses 

MGMT ''=)() Management in Science 

and Engineering ( F ) 

NSCl 501 Professional Master's Seminar (F, S) 

[required for two semesters] 

NSCl 512 Professional Master's Project (F,S) 

Plus a single course from the following: 

ENST 312 Environmental Battles in the 2 1st 

Centur)': Houston as Microcosm (S) 

PHIL 307 Social and Political Philosophy (F) 

POLl 5^S Policy Attalysis (S) 

POLl 537 Public Policy and Bureaucrac}' (F) 

PHIL 316 Philosophy of Law (F) 



Sustainable Development 

' BIOS 322 Global Ecosystem Dynamics (S) 
BIOS 325 £a>%)(S) 

i CE\ H 4()6 Introduction to 

I Environmental Law (S) 

! CEVF 4l 1 Air Resource Management (S) 

; CE\F 434 Chemical Transport and Fate 

, in Environment (F) 
ECO.N -i^Q Environmental Economics (S) 
ESCI 353 Environmental Geochemistn' (S) 



MGMT dl"" Managerial Decision Making (S) 
MGMT 661 International Business Law (S) 

MGMT 6^4 Production and Operations 

Management (F) 

MGMT 6"6 Pny'ect Management/Project 

Finance (S) 

MGMT 721 General Business Law (S) 

SOCI M^"^ Environmental Sociology (S) 

Management and Policy 

CEVT. 322 Engineering Economics for 

Engineers (F) 



172 Departments / Environmental Analysis and Decision Making 



CEVE 406 Introduction to 
Environmental Law (S) 

ECON A%Q Environmental Economics (S) 

MGMT 721 General Business Law (S) 

MGMT 661 International Business Law (S) 

MGMT dH Managerial Decision Making (S) 

MGMT 751 New Venture Creation in Science 
and Engineering (S) 

MGMT 674 Production and Operations 
Management (F) 

MGMT 676 Project Management/Project 
Finance (S) 

MGMT 636 Systems Analysis and Database Design 

SOCI idl Environmental Sociology (S) 

Biological Sciences 

BIOS 322 Global Ecosystem Dynamics 

BIOS 324 Wetland Ecosystems 

BIOS 325 ^co/cg>' 

BIOS ^lA Microbiology and Biotechnology 

BIOS 425 Plant Molecular Biology (F) 

CEVE 536 Environmental Biotechnology 

ESCI 468 Climate Change and Human 

Civilization (S) 

Chemistry 

CENG 630 Chemical Engineering of 
Nanostructured Materials (S) 

CEVE 511 Atmospheric Chemistry and 
Physics (F) 

CEVE 55Q Environmental Organic Chemistry (S) 

ESCI ^5^ Environmental Geochemistry (S) 

Fluid Dynamics and Transport 

CENG 571 Flow and Transport in Porous 
Median^) 

CENG 67 1 Flow and Transport in Porous 
Media II {Y) 

MECH 371 Fluid Mechanics I {Y) 

MECH 372 Fluid Mechanics II (S) 

MECH A5^55^ Finite Element Methods in 
Fluid Mechanics (F) 

Engineering 

CEVE 411 Air Resource Management (S) 
CEVE 434 Chemical Transport and Fate in 
the Environment (F) 

CEVE 530 Physical/Chemical Processes in 
Environmental Engitieering (S) 



CEVE 640 Advanced Topics in 
Environmental Engineering (F) 

Advanced Computation 

CAAM 378 Introduction to Operations 
Research and Optimization (F) 

CAAM 420 Computational Science I (F) 

CAAM 451 Numerical Linear Algebra (F) 

CAAM 452 Computational Methods for 
Differential Equations (S) 

CAAM 454 Optimization Problems in 
Computational Engineering and Science (S) 
ESCI 441 Geophysical Data Analysis (F) 
ESCI A5\ Analysis of Environmental Data (F) 
ESCI 454 Geographic Information Systems (F) 
MECH 454/554 Finite Element Methods in 
Fluid Mechanics (F, S) 

MECH 343 Modeling of Dynamic Systems (F) 

MECH 417/517 Finite Element Analysis (S) 

MECH 420 Feedback Control of 
Dynamical Systems (F) 

MECH 563/ CAAM 563 Engineering Approach 
to Mathematical Programming (F) 

MECH 679 / CEVE 679 Applied Monte 
Carlo Analysis (F) 

STAT 42 1 Methods in Computational 
Finance II (S) 

STAT 422 Bayesian Data Analysis (S) 

STAT 431 Mathematical Statistics (F) 

STAT 540 Practicum in Statistical 
Modeling (S) 

STAT 541 Multivariate Analysis (S) 

STAT 546 Design and Analysis of Experiments ■ 
and Sampling Theory 

STKi 555 Biostatistics (S) 



ns 



Environmental Studies 



Directors 

Paul A. Harcombc (neology and 
Hrolittiomny BioIogjO 
Walter W. Isle (English) 

Professors 

Arthur A. Few (Physics and 
Environmental Seienee) 
Stephen Klineberg (Sociology) 
Neal Lane ( I' ni versify Professor) 
Ronald J. Parry (Chemistry) 
Mark R.W'iesner (Civil and 
Environmental Engineering) 



Gordon G.Wittenberg (Architecture) 
Kyriacos Z\ gourakis (Chemical 
Engineering) 

Associate Professor 

Gerald R. Dickens (Earth Science) 
Melissa J. Marschall (Political Science) 

Assistant Professor 

(Carrie Masiello (Earth Science) 

Lectlrer 

Donald Ostdiek (Political Science) 



Tlie En\ironmental Studies Program offers several interdisciplinary courses for 
students interested in broadening their understanding of environmental issues. 
These courses are often team-taught by facult}' from various areas of study. 

Students wishing to major in an environmental program have three options: 
En\ ironmental Science, Environmental Engineering (see Civil and Environmental 
Engineering), or Environmental Policy (see Policy Studies). 

Students seeking advice regarding environmental programs may contact Dr. Isle, 
Dr. Harcombe. or the coordinator of the Center for the Study of Environment 
and Societ). 

Courses: 

ENST 101 The Sustainable Emiromnent 

ENST 1 1 3 Euviroumeutal Crisis Seminar 

I 

{ ENST 301 Introduction to the Environment 
ENST 302 Environmental Issues — Rice into the Future 
ENST 350 Environmental Internship 
ENST 400 Independent Study 

See ENST in the Courses of Instruction section. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Environmental Science 

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinar)' program that addresses environmental 
issues in the context of what we know about earth, ecolog), and societ)'. In addition to 
its science core, the major also seeks to pnnide students with some appreciation of 
social, cultural, and policy dimensions of environmental issues, as well as exposure to 
the technologies of pollution control.Tlie double major is designed to accommodate: 

• Students wishing to obtain a solid preparation for later graduate study in 
environmental science or other careers as en\ ironmental professionals (e.g., 
environmental economics, or environmental law) 

• Students pursuing other careers (e.g., historians, lawn^ers, mechanical engineers, 
chemists) who hope to contribute to solutions to one of the major global issues 
of the 21-' Centur). 

Students ma>' take environmental science only as a second major. The 67-semester- 
hour (minimum) double major in environmental science ma\' be taken in conjunction 



174 Departments / Environmental Studies 



with any stand-alone major offered in any school of the university. 
The key components of the double major include: 

• Foundation course work in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology 

• A set of 5 undergraduate core courses, required of all double majors, that acquaint 
undergraduates with a range of environmental problems encountered by scientists, 
engineers, managers, and policy makers. Core courses stress the components of 
the global environment and their interactions. 

• 24 semester hours of environmental electives from four categories (1) social 
sciences and economics, (2) humanities and architecture, (3) natural sciences, 
and (4) engineering. Students may petition to have electives, in addition to those 
currently listed, apply toward the double major 

Major tracking forms are available in the Center for the Study of Environment and 
Society (CSES) office for declared Environmental Science majors. 

Specific Course Requirements for a Double Major (BA) in Environmental 
Science include: 



General Prerequisites 

CHEM 121 or 151 General Chemistry 
with Laboratory 

CHEM 122 or 152 General Chemistry 
with Laboratory 

MATH 101 or 1 1 1 Single Variable Calculus I 

MATH 102 or 1 12 Single Variable Calculus II 

PHYS 101 or 125 or 1 1 1 Mechanics 

PHYS 102 or 126 or 1 12 Electricity 
andMagnetism 

BIOS 201 Introductory Biology 

BIOS 202 Introductory Biology 



Core Courses 

mO^^l"^ Ecology 

ESCl 221 Earth System Evolution and Cycles 

One of the following two courses 

CEVE 4 1 1 Air Resource Management 
PHYS 443 Atmospheric Science 

2 of the following 3 courses 

CEVE 401 Introduction to Environmental 
Chemistry 

CEVE 412 Hydrology and Watershed Analysis 

ESci ^5i Analysis of Environmental Data 



Advanced Electives (24 hours; at least 6 semester hours from each category) 



Category A — Social Sciences 
and Economics 

CEVE 306 Global Environmental Law and 
Sustainable Development 

CEVE 406 Environmental Law 

ECON 480 Environmental and Natural 
Resource Economics 

ENST 302AJNIV 303 Environmental Issues: 
Rice into the Future 

VOU^Xl Congress 

POLI 331 Environmental Politics and Policy 

POU 332 Urban Politics 

POLI 334 Political Parties and Interest Groups 

SOCI 331 Demography 

SOCI 367 Environmental Sociology 

SOCI 4 1 1 Social Change: Making Sense of 
Our Times 



Category B — Humanities 
and Architecture 

ANTH 468/ESCI 468 Climate Variability and 
Human Response 

ARCH 313 Sustainable Architecture 

ARCH 351 Social Issues and Architecture 

ENGL 567 American Ecofeminism 

ENGL 378 Literature and the Environment 

ENST 301/LMV 300 Introduction to the 
Environment: Environmental Histor)' 
and Literature 

Category C — Natural Sciences 

BIOS 3 1 6 Lab Module in Ecology 

BIOS 32 1 Animal Behavior 

BIOS 322 Global Ecosystem Dynamics 

BIOS 323 Conservation Biology 

BIOS 3 2 4 Wetland Ecosystems , , , .' 



EnNironmcntal Studies 175 



mos ?^-^ Ero/iition 

CI I I'M 211 ()ri>(inic Cheniistiy 

( lll.M ^^)^ Advana'cl Module in Green 

( he mist n 

i:S(,l M!) Earth Structure ami Deformation 

IMI ^li^ Environmental (ieoloi^v 

IMI 353 Environmental (ieochemistry 

\s.\ -ill Paleoceanograj)!)]' 

l.SCl 430 Trace Element and Isotope 

(,\ ncbemistry for Earth and Eniironmenfal 

"sciences 

l>( I 442 Exploration Geophysics 

IM I -tSO Remote Sensin^i 

IM I 454 Geographic Information Science 

\.s(.\ 4()S/A.\TH 4()8 Climate Variability and 

Human Response 

Category D — Engineering 

( i \(i 503 Chemical Engineering Process I: Air 
Pollution Control 

(TAI- 201 Introduction to Environmental 
Systems 



CEVE 315 Susuiinahie Di'velopmeiit 

Cl'Vi! 4()1 Introduction to Environ/nental 
Chemistry 

CEVE 403 Principles of Environmental 
Engineering 

CE\ 1! 4 1 1 Air Resources Management 

CEVE 4l2 Hydrology and Watershed Analysis 

Cl-VE 434 Chemical Transport and Eate in 
the Environnwnt 

Cl'Ml 451 Introduction to Transportation 

Cl'Vi: 470 Basic Soil Mechanics 

CEVE 490 I'ndergraduate Research in 
Environmental Engineering 

S\K\ m Model Building 
STAT 305 Introduction to Statistics for the 
Biosciences 

STAT 310 Prohahility and Statistics 
STAT 339/l^SVC 339 Statistical Methods- 
Psychology 



176 



French Studies 



The School of Humanities 



Chair 

Michel Achard 

Professors 

Bernard Aresu 
Jean-Joseph Goux 
Deborah Nelson-Campbell 

Professor Emerita 

Madeleine Alcover 



AssocLVTE Professors 

Michel Achard 
Deborah A. Harter 
Philip R.Wood 

Assistant Professor 

Julie Fette 
Louisa Shea 



Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD 

Courses in this department hone language skills in French while placing a diverse.; 
generalized knowledge of French literature within a broad spectrum of cultural.l 
historical, philosophical, and theoretical concerns. Students are also urged to takec 
courses in fields closely related to French studies, including European and Englishli 
history,literature,and philosophy.The department encourages students to spend tima 
studying in a francophone country and to that end the French Studies department! 
and Office of Student Advising will help students select an appropriate program. 

Degree Requirements for BA in French Studies 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15) 
Students majoring in French studies must complete at least 30 semester hours in 
upper-level courses (at the 300 or 400 level).A double major or an area major musts 
complete 24 hours in upper-level courses. 



Required Courses 

FREN 311 Major Literary Works and Artifacts 

ofPre-Revolutionar}^ France 

FREN ^\1 Major Literary Works and Artifacts 

of Post-Revolutionary France: The 

Romantic Legacy 

FREN 336 Writing Workshop 



Electives 

7 additional courses (for single majors) — at 
least 3 courses at the 400 level and at least 1 
course from Group III (culture, history, 
and civihzation) 

5 additional courses (for double majors) — at 
least 2 courses at the 400 level and at least 1 
course from Group 111 (culture, history, 
and civihzation) 



As many as 2 French courses taught in English may count toward a major in French 
studies. Students who have taken 300- and 400-level French courses (except those 
taught in English) cannot enroll simultaneously or afterward in 200-level French 
courses for credit. Over half of the courses for the major must be taken at Rice 
University. The department normally requires that the basic courses for the major , 
(FREN 311,312, and 336) be taken at Rice. Students who matriculate before 2003 
may choose to graduate with the requirements listed in the General Announce" 
ments of the year of their matriculation or of their graduation. 

Students with diplomas from French-speaking institutions must consult with the 
department before enrolling in courses, and all majors and prospective majors 



French Studies 177 

must have their programs of stud\ approved b\' an undergraduate adviser. Students 
wishing to complete the honors program in French studies sliould also consult 
one of the advisers. 

( anipus Activities — ^To acquaint students with French language and culture, the 
department sponsors a weekh French Fable that meets at lunch in a college. The 
Ciui") (^houette also organizes outings to French men ies, sponsors guest lectures, 
and. in cooperation w ith the department, helps to produce a pla> during the spring 
semester. Students w ho maintain at least a H average in 2 or more advanced French 
courses and have a (iPA of at least H. are invited to join theTheta chapter of the 
honorary Pi Delta Phi. 

Travel Abroad — The department encourages majors to spend time living and 
slud\ing in a francophone country. Fhe Alliance Francaise of Houston offers a 
summer scholarship of S3, ()()() each year to a qualified sophomore or junior for six 
weeks' study in France. The C.lyde Ferguson Bull Fraveling Fellowship is awarded 
each year to an undergraduate to spend the junior year studying in France with 
A program approved b> the department. (Candidates must have taken at least one 
3»H)-level C()urse in the department and have a GPA of at least 3 0. Information 
about stud\ abroad is available from the department faculty and in the Office of 
Academic Advising. 

Degree Requirements for MA and PhD in 
French Studies 

.\dmission to graduate study in French, granted each year to a limited number of 
t|ii alified students, requires a distinguished undergraduate record in the study of 
1 iviich literature or a related field and a capacity for independent work. All can- 
didates should have a near-native command of the French language. For general 
Liiii\ersit\ requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 5''-S8). 

MA Program — In most cases students take two years to complete work for the MA 
dc uree in French studies. While graduate students normally take S()()-le\el courses, 
.is many as 2 courses at the 400 level may count toward fulfillment of the following 
course requirements. .MA candidates must: 

• (Complete with satisfactory standing 2~' semester hours (in addition to BA 
course work) of upper-level courses, plus 6 hours of independent stud> in the 
preparation of three advanced research papers to be defended before their 
.MA committee. Fhe selection of the paper topics must receive preliminary 
approval from the examination committee. 

• Perform satisfactorily on a reading examination in one department-approved 
language other than French or Fnglish 

• Perform satisfactorily on preliminary written and oral examinations conducted 
in French on works specified on the department reading list 

PhD Program — (Candidates normally take SOO-level courses, but students entering 
with a B.\ ma> count low ard their PhD degree as many as 3 courses at the 400 level; 
those entering with an .MA may count 2 such courses. Graduate .student enrollment 
in a course listed only at the 4()() level, however, is subject to the instructor s ap- 
proval. (Candidates for the Phi) degree must meet the following criteria, ensuring 
that the> complete the language requirement and their preliminary exams one year 
before they submit a dissertation: 

• In a program approved by the department. complete with high standing at least 
S~ semester hours of course work plus 3(> thesis hours (for tho.se already 
holding an .MA degree, the requirement is 39 hours of course work plus 3(> 
thesis hours). Six of these units may be fulfilled with a 60()-level independent 
studv course. 



178 Departments / French Studies 

• Satisfactorily complete 1 course at the 300 level or above in a language other 
than French or English. With the permission of the graduate committee, this 
requirement may also be met through satisfactory performance on a written 
language examination or by such other means as the graduate committee 
may direct. 

• Perform satisfactorily on preliminary^ written and oral examinations based on 
readings comprising both required and individually selected texts, including 
readings in French literature from all major periods and readings in philosophy 
and theory ; history, cultural studies, and film; and postcolonial and gender 
studies. The oral exam can be taken only after successful completion of the 
written exam. 

• Complete a dissertation, approved by the department, that represents an 
original contribution to the field of French studies. 

• Perform satisfactorily on a final oral examination on the dissertation. 
See FREN in the Courses of Instruction section. 



179 



German and Slavic Studies 



The School of Humanities 

Chair Associate Professors 

John Zammito Maria-Regina Kccht 

Professors Uwe Steiner 

Peter Caldwell Sarah Westphal 

Steven Crowell Assistant Professor 

Margret Eifler Christian Emden 

Ewa M.Thompson Visiting Lecturer 

Klaus Weissenberger Malgorzata Dabrowska 

DEGREES Offered: BA in German Studies, BA in 
Slavic Studies 

German 

The department offers instruction in the German language, in German literature 
(studied in the original and in translation), and in the achievements of German 
culture surveyed as a whole and in particular themes, genres, and periods. The 
department stresses linguistic competence, interdisciplinary study, and the role 
of German culture within the broad context of European history. Studies in film, 
cultural theory, and gender complement traditional studies of German literature, 
philosophy, history, and art. 

The BA in German prepares students for graduate study in German, as well as for 
careers in law, business, international affairs, economics, and other academic fields. 
Our language acquisition courses maximize linguistic proficiency and prepare 
students for study abroad. Our freshman seminars are conducted in small groups 
and stress written and oral communication. Culture courses under the rubric "Map- 
ping German Culture" are taught in English and consider major cultural and literary 
topics. For students who have some proficiency in German, the Mapping German 
Culture courses are accompanied by sections that conduct discussions and study 
sources in German. Upper-level literary courses and special topics seminars both 
polish linguistic skills and offer intensive study at a high level. 

The department encourages and, by means of the Mitchell Fellowships, 
facilitates study abroad in Germany and Austria.There are weekly German tables in 
the colleges. 

DEGREE Requirements for BA in German Studies 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students who have German as their only major must complete at least 30 semester 
hours above the 200 level. These 30 hours above 200 level = 9 three hour courses 
+ 3 one-hour FLAG sections or 10 three-hour courses. 

• GERM 303 or 304 (bridge course in German literar>7cultural language) 

• GERM 411,412 (basic German literature survey courses) 

• 2 Special Topics Seminars (GERM 351 to any other 40(Mevel Special Topics) 

• 3 Mapping German Culture courses with attached one-hour FLAC sections 
(GERM 321-350) 

Students who have German as a double major must complete at least 23 semes- 
ter hours above the 200 level. These 23 hours above 200 level = 7 three-hour 
courses +2 one-hour FLAC sections or 8 three hour courses. 



180 Dqartrnaits / German and Slavic Studies 

• GERM 303 or 304 (bridge course in German literary/cultural language) 

• GERM 411,412 (basic German literature survey courses) 

• 1 Special Topics Seminar (GERM 351 to any other 400-level Special Topics) 

• 2 Mapping German Culture courses with attached one-hour FLAG sections 
(GERM 321-350) 

Honors — Outstanding students are presented annually with the Max Freund Prize. 
The department also offers an honors program for majors excelling in their studies. 
Honors work consists of readings and research leading to a substantial honors es- 
say under the supervision of a department faculty' member (GERM 403). Students 
should consider this work to enhance preparation for graduate school. 

Slavic 

The School of Humanities is currently reviewing the status of the Slavics majors 
program. At this time, the School is not registering new majors in the Slavics 
program. The School of Humanities is committed, however, to courses in Russian 
language, Slavic culture, and East European history, which are expected to be of- 
fered next year and in the future. , - - 

Degree Requirements for BA in Slavic Studies for 
Existing Majors 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Single majors in Slavic studies must complete 24 semester hours at the 300 level 
or above. Double majors must complete 18 semester hours at the 300 level or 
above. At least one of these courses must cover the entire Slavic area (e.g., SLAV 
320 Slavic Cultures, RUSS 411 Contemporajy Russia, or SLAV 412 Contetnporary 
Eastern and Central Europe^. 

Courses in Polish are offered subject to availability^ of an instructor. Students may 
take two Slavic studies-related courses from outside the department, subject to 
approval by the Slavic studies advisor (Professor Thompson). , ,, 

Currently there is a moratorium on new majors in Slavic Studies, approved by the 
Dean of Humanities at the request of the department. 

See GERM, PLSH, RUSS, and SLAV in the Courses of Instruction section. 



181 

Hispanic Studies 

The School of Humanities 



Chair Associate Professors 

Maarten van Delden Robert Lane Kauffmann 

Beatriz Cionzalcz-Stcphan, J. Bernardo Perez 

Acting Chair (Fail 2005) Rafael Salaberry 

Professors Visiting Professor 

JamesA. Castafieda Evodio Escalante 



Degrees Offered: BA and MA in Hispanic Studies 

The department offers courses on the literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking 
nations of the world, and on Spanish linguistics. The department stresses linguistic 
competence, interdisciplinary' study, and a transnational perspective on Spanish 
and Spanish American literature and culture. In addition to courses on the novel, 
poetr)', and the essay, the department also offers the opportunity to study film, art, 
cultural theory, translation, and gender. Our freshman seminars are conducted in 
English and stress written and oral communication. Qualified students may un- 
dertake independent work. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Hispanic Studies 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Both single and double majors must take at least one course in Hispanic linguistics, 
one course in Spanish literature and/or culture, and one course in Latin American 
literature and/or culture. No more than two courses taught in English may count 
toward the major in Hispanic studies. More than half of the courses for the major 
must be taken at Rice University. 

Single Majors — Students majoring in Hispanic studies must complete at least 30 
semester hours in upper-level courses (SPAN 330 and above) as follows: 

• 1 course between SPAN 330-SPAN 359 

• 4 courses between SPAN 360-SPAN 399 

• 4 courses at the 400 level 

• 1 elective course 

Double Majors — Students double majoring in Hispanic Studies must complete at 
least 24 semester hours in upper-level courses (SPAN 330 and above) as follows: 

• 1 course between SPAN 330-SPAN 359 

• 3 courses between SPAN 360-SPAN 399 

• 3 courses at the 400 level 

• 1 elective course 

For a list of recommended elective courses, please see department coordinator. 

Honors — Every year, the department presents the Cervantes Award for 
Outstanding Seniors to its top students. The department also offers an honors pro- 
gram for majors excelling in their studies. Honors work consists of an independent 
research project leading to a substantial essay. It is undertaken in close cooperation 
with a departmental facult)' member, who must first approve the thesis proposal. 



182 Departments / Hispanic Studies 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR MA IN HISPANIC STUDIES 

For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57-58). For the 
MA degree, candidates must: 

• Complete with high standing an approved program that normally includes 
27 semester hours in advanced courses, plus 6 hours of thesis work 

• Pass a reading examination in one foreign language (other than Spanish) that 
has been approved by the department 

• Perform satisfactorily on a written comprehensive examination in Spanish, 
which tests students' competence in Hispanic literature and linguistics 

• Take SPAN 507 Teaching College Spanish 

• Complete an acceptable thesis 

• Perform satisfactorily on a final oral examination on the thesis 

See SPAN in the Courses of Instruction section. 



183 

History 

The School of Humanities 

Chair Associate Professors 

Peter C. Caldwell Edward L. Cox 

Professors Alex Lichtenstein 

John B. Boles Ussama Makdisi 

Peter C CaldweU Carol E. Quillen 

Ira D. Gruber P^u^a ^ Sanders 

Thomas L. HaskeU Lora Wildenthal 

Michael Maas Joel W.Wolfe 

Allen J. Matusow Assistant Professors 

Atieno Odhiambo Alexander X. Byrd 

Patricia Seed G. Daniel Cohen 

Richard J. Smith Eva Haverkamp 

Martin J.Wiener Allison Sneider 

John H. Zammito Kerry- R.Ward 

Professors Emeriti Autrey Visiting Assistant Professor 

Katherine Fischer Drew Moramay Lopez-Alonso 

Harold Hyman Lecturers 

Gale Stokes EricAdler 

Albert Van Helden Carl W. Pearsn 

Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD 

The undergraduate program offers courses in the four main areas of ancient 
and medieval history, modern European history, U.S. history, and the histories of 
Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Faculty interests range from ancient Greek and 
medieval Jewish history to modern British and German; from areas in American 
history that include Colonial America, the Old and New South, the Civil War, and 
intellectual history; and from general global history to specific areas such as East 
Asian, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern history.The department encourages its majors 
to acquaint themselves with other humanistic disciplines, such as literature, fine 
arts, and philosophy; the contributions of political science, sociology, economics, 
and anthropology also are vital to historical studies.The graduate program, which 
trains a limited number of carefully selected students, offers studies in U.S., Europe, 
Atlantic, and African, and graduate certificate in Study of Women and Gentder. 

Degree Requirements for BA in History 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pagesl4-15). 
Students majoring in history must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours (10 
courses) in history. No less than 18 hours (6 courses) should be taken at Rice. No 
more than 6 hours (2 courses) may be satisfied by advanced placement (AP) credit. 
Transfer credit, foreign or domestic, when combined with AP cannot count for 
more than 12 hours (4 courses). At least 18 hours (6 courses) are required on the 
300 or 400 level. Two courses must be chosen from a departmental list of semi- 
nars devoted mainly to writing and discussion. In addition, majors are expected to 
distribute their 10 courses over four fields (AP credit may not be used for these): 

Ancient or medieval — 1 course minimum 

Modem Europe — 2 course minimum 



184 Departments / History 

United States — 2 course minimum 

Africa, Asia, Latin America — 2 course minimum 

Some foreign language proficiency is desirable and the department highly recom- 
mends that students contemplating graduate work in history study at least one 
foreign language in some depth. 

Transfer Credit — The Department of Histor}' grants transfer credit on a case-by- 
case basis to enrolled undergraduates (the registrar determines the credit hours). 
Courses taken at another institution must be the equivalent in required reading, 
writing, and testing of a Rice history course. It does not have to have an equiva- 
lent in the Rice history offerings. For the current procedures to request transfer 
credit see the department home page http://history.rice.edu. Rice students plan- 
ning to study at a foreign university must also obtain approval from the Office of 
International Programs. ;. ^ 

Honors Program — Qualified undergraduates may enroll for 6 semester hours of 
directed honors research and writing, completing an honors thesis in their senior 
year (these 6 hours are in addition to the 30 hours required for the major). Ap- 
plication to the program is required. For current procedures see the department 
home page, http://history.rice.edu. Students must complete both semesters of 
HIST 403 and 404 to receive credit; the grade for the final project applies to the 
full 6 hours. Limited financial assistance is available to conduct related research 
during the summer between the junior and senior year for all students accepted 
into the Honors Program. 

Degree Requirements for MA and PhD in History 

The Rice University graduate program in history is primarily a PhD program. Stu- 
dents who have a BA in history (or its equivalent) from an acceptable institution 
are eligible to apply to the PhD program. Although many successful candidates 
to the PhD program have an MA or other advanced degree, advanced study is 
not a requirement for admission. Graduate study is offered in U.S., European, in- 
tellectual, and other areas of history. Further information is available on request 
from the department. For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees 
(pages 57-58). 

The department awards graduate tuition waivers and fellowship stipends, witliin 
the limits of available funds, to qualified PhD candidates with demonstrated 
ability. University' funding is not available for masters program study only. All 
graduate students in the history department are expected to participate in the 
professional activities of the department as part of their training .These include, but 
are not limited to, assisting with the: Journal of Southern History or the Papers of 
Jefferson Davis and serving as research assistants or teaching assistants for depart- 
ment members. Insofar as possible, these assignments are kept consistent with 
the interests of the students. 

MA Program — ^The department gives priority to applicants for the PhD. Comple- 
tion of the MA degree usually takes two years; no more than three years may elapse 
between graduate admission and the completion of the degree unless the department 
Graduate Committee approves an extension. MA degrees are awarded in two ways: 
(1) completion of one year of course work (24 credit hours) and a thesis written 
and defended in an oral examination during the second year; and (2) completion 
of two years of course work (48 credit hours), normally including at least 2 semi- 
nar research papers. 

PhD Program — ^Doctoral candidates must prepare themselves in three fields of 
history: two in their major area of concentration, whether European, U.S. , or other 



History 185 

histon', and a third in an area outside of that concentration (e.g., if the major area 
is European history, the third field must be in U.S. or other non-European history, 
and if the major area is U.S. history, the third field must be in European or other 
non-U. S. history, and so on). Students who wish to pursue a third field in an area 
outside the department should petition the Ciraduate Committee by the end of 
their second semester. 

The requirements for completing the degree will be administered as flexibly as 
possible within the bounds of the general university regulations. These require- 
ments state that the PhD degrees "will be awarded after successful completion 
of at least 90 semester hours of advanced study and an original investigation re- 
ported in an approved thesis." Passing the qualifying exam and receiving approval 
of a dissertation prospectus allows the student to apply for formal admission to 
candidacy for the PhD degree. 

For the PhD, candidates must: 

• Prepare themselves thoroughly in three examination fields. 

• Take 8 graduate seminars, including Introduction to Doctoral Studies. 

• Pass reading examinations in the principal language of research (unless it is 
English) and one other language (not English). 

• Perform satisfactorily on written and oral examinations. For students entering 
with a BA, those examinations will normally be taken before the beginning 
of the fifth semester and no later than the beginning of the sixth semester. 
Students entering with an MA may take their examinations earlier, with 
departmental approval. 

• Complete a dissertation presenting the results of original research. 

• Defend the thesis in a public oral examination. 

See HIST in the Courses of Instruction section. 



186 - • 

Kinesiology 



The School of Humanities 

Chair Adjunct Professors 

Bruce Etnyre -, Becky Gorham 

Professors Mark Jenkins 

Bruce Entyre Cathy Sunday 

Nicholas K. lammarino Lecturers 

Professors Emeriti John E Eliot 
Eva J. Lee ' Richard Nisbett 

Hally B.W. Poindexter Carwyn Sharp 

Dale W. Spence Ryan Zapalac 

Associate Professor Part-time Lecturers 

James G. Disch Roberta Anding 

Assistant Professors Cassius B Bordelonjr. 



Clark Haptonstall ^, . ^^ . 

Peter G.Weyand Elame Heywood 



Brian T.Gibson 
Elaine Heys 
Emily Page 



DEGREE Offered: BA 

The department was one of the first of its kind in the nation to institute an academic 
program structure that allows students to concentrate their efforts on a specific 
subdiscipline. Academic programs include sports medicine, sport management, 
and health science. Detailed requirements of each program can be obtained on the 
departmental webpage at http://kinesiology.rice.edu. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BA IN KINESIOLOGY 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for a bachelor of arts degree in 
kinesiology. Because of the interdisciplinary^ and diverse nature of the field of ki- 
nesiology, each student is required to specify^ an academic program concentration 
within the major. 

Sports Medicine Program 

Advisor: Dr. Peter Weyand 

Students who choose the sports medicine program of the kinesiology department 
ty^pically continue their education at the graduate level or plan on attending medi- 
cal school or other medically related professional schools such as physical therapy. 
Graduates may also be directly employed in medical and corporate settings, which 
include both preventative and rehabilitative programs. Graduates who choose not to 
seek post-baccalaureate education are generally encouraged to obtain certification 
for exercise testing, physical fitness evaluation, or exercise prescription tlirough 
the American College of Sports Medicine at http://www.acsm.org/. 

The sports medicine curriculum intends to provide a strong natural science founda- 
tion and to interface this foundation with application to the human body Prerequisite 
courses in chemistry and physics,elective courses in biology and biochemistry, as well 
as an array of required and elective courses offered witliin the department provide 
this foundation. The sports medicine program is the only academic specialization 
on campus that provides detailed exposure to human anatomy and human physi- 
ology. In addition, students receive a solid foundation in nutrition, biomechanics, 



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sports psychology, motor learning, measurement and statistics, exercise physiology, 
and sports medicine. Practical experience is afforded through several academic 
labs. Other elective courses include writing for professional communication, epi- 
demiology, case studies in human performance, motor control, advanced exercise 
ph> siolog) and preventative medicine, research methods, and muscle physiology 
and plasticit). During advising sessions, students are encouraged to select from 
these electives according to their respective career goals. Students in the sports 
medicine program are expected to develop a strong scientific knowledge base as 
well as adept critical reading, writing, and oral communication skills. 

Qualified students of the sports medicine program will be encouraged to participate 
in an independent stud). This independent study allows integral involvement in 
basic or applied research directed by a facult>' adviser The application (propt)sal) 
process for independent studies is outlined in the webpage listed below. Qualified 
students are also encouraged to apph for any one of a \ ariety of highly competi- 
tive internships. The internships generally provide students with an opportunity 
to experience the application of preventative and rehabilitative sports medicine 
concepts and practice at a health care or corporate setting. 

Sport Management Program 

Director: Dr Chirk Haptonstall 

, Sport management is an interdisciplinary field of study of fairly modern develop- 
I ment. It first appeared in the curricula of American universities under a variety of 
! designations in the early to mid- 1 98()'s. Rice Universit}' became a pioneer institution 
I in integrating this field into the traditional academic area known as kinesiology 
i b>' making sport management one of the original programs when the department 
1 was reorganized into its present configuration. 

I As a distinct body of knowledge and field of study, sport management draws from 
\ a wide range of academic disciplines: economics, sociology, political science, 
i psychology, law, communication, and managerial studies. Each discipline can be 
applied to the business enterprise of amateur and professional sport, as well as 
the management of highly effective teams in sport, corporate America, or other 
management related professions. While public and private sector sport operation 
is the topic of a large segment of the curriculum, the thoroughly interdisciplinary 
emphasis aims at educating students in the skills and theory necessary to assume 
responsible leadership roles in and out of sport. 

( areer preparation for leadership and entrepreneurial positions is the ultimate goal 
ot sport management at Rice. Students will acquire a solid foundation in public 
speech, professional writing, and leadership and thus will be competitive for op- 
portunities at the countr) 's best law and business schools, as well as with journalism 
programs and premier consulting corporations. 

Students wishing to gain employment in the sport industry should pay particular 
attention to practical experience. Networking and out-of-class development often 
pla\ s the most significant role in obtaining jobs and promotions along high pro- 
file career paths such as those in collegiate or professional sports organizations. 
Students interested in careers in public relations, media, event direction, or promo- 
tion, office management, management of coaching and scouting, human resources, 
business development, sports information, or advertising will therefore need to 
demonstrate a commitment to securing and completing internships. Membership 
in national sport societies, specifically the North American Society for Sport Man- 
agement (NASSM)— the leading academic association in this field and governing 
bod\ from which Rice is in the process of obtaining national accreditation — is 
strongly recommended. 



188 Departments / Kinesiology 

Highly qualified students will also be encouraged to seek an honors major, a double 
major, and/or consider pursuit of an advanced degree in business, law, sport man- 
agement, or organizational psychology. 

HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM - 

Advisor: Dr. Nicholas K. lammarino 

The goal of the health science program is to provide students with a fundamental 
background in health promotion and disease prevention.This background will en- 
able them to understand the complexities of maintaining an optimal level of per- 
sonal health while also considering the role that health promotion plays in society 
and the mechanisms that affect community health. The health science program is 
viewed as an excellent option for undergraduate students who are preparing to 
enter graduate school in health education, health promotion, or public health, as 
well as other health-related graduate or professional programs such as medicine 
or dentistry. 

Students must complete a total of 42 semester hours in addition to the general 
universit>' requirements (see pages 14-15). Six lecture courses are required for a 
total of 18 required hours .These required courses cover the structure and function 
of the human body (Human Anatomy), an introductory course designed to acquaint 
students with the fundamental concepts of health and models of health promotion 
(Concepts of Health Science), understanding and assessing community health needs 
(Principles of Community Health), methods of understanding the disease process 
(Epidemiology), a course that introduces statistics and measurement (Measurement 
and Statistics), and a professional preparation course (Foundations of Health Promo- 
tion/Health Education) that introduces students to the profession. 

The remaining 24 semester hours are drawn from elective courses that are both 
within the kinesiology department and, at present, more than 20 courses from other 
academic departments. In keeping with the university's interest in an interdisciplinary 
approach to undergraduate education, this allows students to choose health-related 
courses within the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities divisions. 

See HEAL and KEVE in the Courses of Instruction section. 



189 

LEADERSHIP Rice 



Director 

Susan A. Lieberman, PhD 

Assistant Director 
Natalia Ksiezyk 

The mission of Leadership Rice is tt) help Rice University undergraduates from 
all disciplines build their leadership capacities to create and manage change ef- 
fectiveh. Leadership Rice explores how heart and mind, theory and practice, and 
ideas and actions come together to facilitate change. 

The introductory course, Leadership:Theory to Practice GJNIV 309), is required to 
apply for participation in the Summer Mentorship Experience and the Leadership 
Certificate. LINIV 309 is only offered during the fall. Other courses may be taken 
independently. Leadership Rice's Summer Mentorship Experience places 40 to 50 
students each summer in full-time, paid summer mentorships in Houston or nation- 
ally. Students are accepted by application between December and Eebruary and, if 
accepted, become part of the Leadership Rice program. 

Leadership Rice courses, however, are open to undergraduates from all disci- 
plines: 

IJNTV 309: Leadership:Theory to Practice 

UNFV 310: Leadership Certificate Seminar 

UNIV 311: Creativity 

HUMA 311: Leadership Communication 

LINIV 313: Entrepreneurial Leadership 

PHIL 120: Applied Ethics 

UNFV 409: Leadership Practicum (for UNIV 309 teaching assistants) 

The Leadership Certificate: 

The program offers a Leadership Certificate for students eager to experience per- 
sonal growth and reflect deeph- on their activities while at Rice. The intention of 
the certificate is not to have students burdened by doing more but to get more 
from what the> will already be doing. More details about the Leadership Certificate 
can be found on the Leadership Rice website. 

Certificate requirements, which can be met in a variety' of ways, include: 

Academic Work 

UNIV 309 

Communications 

Public policy/leadership theory' 

Ethics 

Experiential components 

Simimer work experience 
Community service 
International experience 
Campus engagement 



190 Departments / Leadership Rice 

Capstone Project: 

At the end of the process, certificate students address their understanding of leader- 
ship by tackling a "real world " problem, either on campus or beyond. Students are 
expected to make a public presentation of their work and include documentation 
in their portfolio. 

More information about the program may be found at www.rice.edu/leadership 



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Lifetime Physical Activity Program 
Student Affairs 



Director Instructors 

Dr. Daniel N. McMasters Mauro Haniza 

Tracy King 
Christine Lidvall 
Chris Shouts 
Evan Stein 
Heather Thompson 
Rebecca Vails 

The mission of the Lifetime Physical Activity Program (LPAP) is to provide a mul- 
tifaceted learning experience via a program of physical activity to foster physical, 
social, and emotional wellness. The ultimate goal of the LPAP is to provide each 
student with: 

Knowledge of health-related concepts of physical activity 

Cognitive and behavioral skills 

An understanding of physical activity as a mode of improved quality of life 
throughout the life-span 

A sense of emotional well-being 

Satisfying social interaction 

Knowledge of rules and strategies 

An opportunity to learn an activity which is not necessarily mainstream in 
U.S. culture 

Professional instruction specific to the course material 
An introduction to intramural sports, sport clubs, dance theatre, and recrea- 
tional programs 
• Improved quality of life at Rice University 

Lifetime physical activity classes are strongly recommended for all first-year students, 
including transfers who have not had an equivalent course elsewhere. To satisfy 
the LPAP requirement, students must complete 2 different courses in the Lifetime 
Physical Activity Program that do not carry degree credit and do not count toward 
the total semester hours at graduation. Students with disabilities may make special 
arrangements to satisfy this requirement. Students may not repeat LPAP courses 
and students can only take four hours of LPAP courses for credit that count toward 
the total semester hours at graduation. 

The LPAP offers approximately 40 courses each semester. Within scheduling con- 
straints, a student may select a course which offers activities that satisfy his/her 
interests.The LPAP offers a variety of activities. Some of the current activities offered 
include racquet sports (tennis, racquetball, badminton), fitness activities (aerobics, 
personal fitness, weight training, cycling), aquatics, dance (Latin ballroom, ballroom, 
modern, ballet, country western. Middle Eastern, classical Indian), martial arts, team 
sports (flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball), and other activities such 
as fencing, self defense for women, golf, disc golf, yoga, and nutrition. 

See LPAP in the Courses of Instruction section. 



192 

Linguistics 



The School of Humanities 

Chair Assistant Professors 

Masayoshi Shibatani Claire Bowern 

Professor Katherine Crosswhite 

Stephen A.Tyler Robert Englebretson 

Professors Emeriti Nancy Niedzielski 

James E. Copeland Lecturer and Playwright 

Philip W. Davis Ev Residence 

Sydney M. Lamb E. Douglas Mitchell 

Associate Professors 

Michel Achard , , ,, , ,, . .^r . _ , . t . , -, •-; i . ; 

, ; Suzanne E. Kemmer * ,, 

Nanxiu Qian j: , 

Rafael Salaberry . , ,, ,. 

DEGREES Offered: BA, MA, PhD .t >> 

BA IN Linguistics . n^ . ;!; 

The department offers both a major program in linguistics and a Certificate in 
Teaching English as a Second Language, which may be earned with or without a 
linguistics major. For general universit)^ requirements, see Graduation Requirements 
(pages 14-15). In addition, students must satisfy the distribution requirements 
and complete no fewer than 60 semester hours for a total of at least 120 semester 
hours. ^ , , ,. -, ,,_. .-_._ _ . ,-,- ._ ,,- 

Because human language is a multifaceted object of study, linguistics is, by its nature, 
an interdisciplinary field. The undergraduate major in linguistics provides both an 
in-depth grounding in the field as well as cross-disciplinary breadth. Students be- 
ginning a linguistics major should take LING 200, which is a prerequisite for many 
upper-level courses in the department. All majors are required to take at least 8 
courses (24 semester hours) in linguistics at the 300 level or above, including 4 
core courses listed below: 

Core Courses ' 

LING 500 Linguistic Analysis 

LING 301 Phonetics or LING 311 Phonology 

LING 402 Syntax and Semantics or LING 41 6 Linguistic Universals and Typology 

LING 305 Historical Linguistics or LING 315 Semantics: Introduction to the Study of Meaning 

or LING 4il5 Sociolinguistics ,,...,,.. 

No more than 1 independent study course may be counted toward the major re- 
quirements. In addition, competency in 1 language other than English is required. 
This requirement may be satisfied by 2 courses in a foreign language at the 200 level 
or above or equivalent, or at the 100 level or above for non-European languages. 
The general linguistics major requires, in addition to the 4 core courses and the 
language requirement, at least 4 upper-level linguistics electives. 

Students may elect either a general linguistics major or one of four areas of concen- 
tration. Majors who plan to pursue graduate training in linguistics are recommended 
to choose one of the areas of concentration.These students also are urged to apply^ 
for admission to the honors program by the end of their junior year. The require- 
ments for the various concentrations include additional courses, as follows. 



Linguistics 193 

• Language Concentration. In addition to the basic language competency 
required of all majors, the language concentration requires an advanced 
level competency in a different language. This can be satisfied by 2 language 
courses taught in a language other than English at the 300 level or above, or 
equivalent. In addition to the core courses, 4 advanced linguistics electives 
also are required, w^hich should be chosen in consultation with the linguis- 
tics adviser. Courses in the structure or history of the languages studied are 
especially appropriate. 

• Cognitive Science Concentration. This concentration requires 3 additional 
courses focused on the cognitive aspects of human language, selected from 
LING 306,315, 317, 411, and 4 1 2 ; 2 courses from cognitively related disciplines 
(psychology, computer science, anthropologyphilosophy) as approved by the 
major adviser; and 2 other advanced linguistics electives. 

• Language, Culture, and Society Concentration. For an in-depth grounding 
in a particular language and culture, this concentration requires 2 language 
courses at the 300 level or above. The language may be the same as that used 
to satisfy the basic language competency. Besides the 4 core courses, the 
student must select 2 courses from LING 313,406, 4 15, 4 19, 421, or 424; and 
2 more linguistics electives. Finally, 2 courses in sociocultural studies outside 
the department are required, and the selection must be approved by the major 
adviser. Examples of appropriate courses areANTH 353,PSYC 202,RELI 393, 
or HIST 250. 

• Second Language Acquisition Concentration. Two language courses at 
the 300 level or above are required; the language may be the same as that 
used to satisfy the basic language competency. In addition to the linguis- 
tics core courses, 4 additional courses are required as follows: LING 340, 
LING 394 or a foreign language equivalent (e.g., Structure of Spanish, Structure 
of Japanese, etc.) as approved by the major advisor, and two of the following: 
LING 309, LING 313, LING 370, LING 415, LING 418, LING 419, LING 420, 
LING 422, or LING 490. 

Honors Program — ^The departmental honors program provides selected under- 
graduate majors with the opportunity to conduct supervised research within their 
area of specialization in the major. Majors planning to pursue graduate training in 
linguistics or a related field are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as others who 
wish to add the experience of an intensive, individualized research project to their 
undergraduate education. 

Application to the honors program should be made in person to the undergraduate 
adviser in the second semester of a student's junior year. In support of the applica- 
tion, the student should prepare a brief description of the proposed project signed 
by the faculty member who is to supervise the work.Acceptance into the program 
is by agreement of the linguistics faculty. On acceptance, the student will enroll in 
LING 482, with the supervising faculty member named as instructor. 

The honors program framework is designed to facilitate the development of a men- 
toring relationship between student and faculty member. Students are thus expected 
to consult with the project supervisor periodically regarding their progress; the 
supervisor will provide research guidance and general support. 

With the appropriate completion of major requirements and the honors project 
or thesis, the student will graduate with departmental honors as follows: "With 
Distinction, ""With High Distinction, "or "With Highest Distinction,'" as determined 
by the linguistics faculty. 



194 Departments / Linguistics 

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language — ^This program is de- 
signed for students who plan to teach English to normative speakers in the U.S. or 
abroad. The Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language provides under- 
graduate-level training in applied linguistics and the English language, as well as 
some practical preparation for English language teaching. It can be easily combined 
with a major in linguistics, education, or English. To enroll in the program, see the 
director of theTESL Certificate Program (for 2005, Claire Bowern) or the linguistics 
undergraduate advisor 

The program consists of 4 required courses and a practical component. 

Required Courses . ; ! 

LING 200 Introduction to the Scientific Study of Language 

UNG HO Theor}' and Methods of Teaching ESL 

U^Qs^^^ Structure of the English Language -' ' ■ ■ "'■'' • ' •'■^•'•' "''■ 

LLNG 205 Language and Society, LING 309 Psychology of Language, LLNG 313 Language and 

Culture, LING 415 Sociolinguistics, or LING iOd Language, Thought, and Mind 

Practical Component — ^The practical component consists of a total of 20 contact 
hours of language teaching/tutoring experience. This requirement may be filled by 
tutoring in the Rice Student Volunteer Program or by teaching in a high school or 
community TESL program. Students will be expected to write a short report on 
their teaching experience. i; ' ^ ; : u r^^ 

Successful completion of the certificate program must be certified by the director 
of the TESL Certificate Program and will be indicated on the Rice transcript upon 
completion of degree requirements. 

PhD IN Linguistics 

The doctoral linguistics program at Rice emphasizes the study of language use and 
functional/cognitive approaches to linguistic theorv^. Areas of particular research 
strength in the department include field studies of particular languages (e.g., lan- 
guages of North and South America; Australia; Austronesia; Africa; Europe; and East 
Asia), t)pology^, language and mind (cognitive Linguistics, neurolinguistics, schema- 
based theories, lexical semantics), language change (diachronic t)polog)^, gram- 
maticalization theor\", semantic change, language classification, and Gndo-European 
Linguistics), phonetics and phonology, and discourse analysis, including corpus 
linguistics. Additional research areas represented are second language acquisition 
and applied linguistics. 

The program only admits students planning to study for the PhD degree fuU time. 
Undergraduate preparation should ideally include language study and course work 
in linguistics or disciplines related to linguistics, such as anthropology, appHed 
linguistics, psychology, or computational modeling. Interdisciplinary^ interests are 
encouraged. A master's degree may be earned during progress to the PhD degree. 
Admission to the program is competitive, and an advanced degree is not required. 
Students admitted to the program are generally offered financial support in the 
form of tuition scholarships and/or stipends for living expenses. 

During the first year of residence, each entering student works closely with the gradu- 
ate adviser to choose a plan of study congruent with the demands of the program 
and the student's interests. Emphasis throughout the program is on a close working 
relationship with facult}'. Students should select areas of specialization that fit well 
with facult}' research interests and activities. See the departmental homepage at 
http://Iinguistics.rice.edu. ,, , ; ,: 

Students with a master's degrees in linguistics will progress through the degree 



Linguistics 195 

program in four years; those without in five. With no prior linguistics background, 
course work in the first two years will include: 

• 2 courses in the area of phonetics/phonology 

• 2 courses in the area of syntactic/semantic analysis 

• 1 two-course sequence in field methods 

• 1 problem-solving course in linguistic analysis 

• 2 courses in other subfields of linguistics 

Prior preparation in linguistics will be assessed with regard to its equivalence to 
particular Rice courses. Students are also normall) expected to serve as teaching 
assistants for 1 course per year during the time they are receiving departmental 
support; such service is included in the normal course load, (iraduate students 
are required to register for at least 1 2 hours credit per semester before advancing 
to candidacy. 

In each of the second and third years in addition to course work, students prepare 
an in-depth research paper on a topic chosen in consultation with two separate 
committees of the faculty. These two papers must represent different areas of the 
field, as determined by the linguistics facultv. A separate committee of the three 
faculty members, to be approved by the student "s advisor, referees each paper In 
addition, one of the papers must be presented in the departmental colloquium, and 
it is expected that students submit their work for presentation at relevant profes- 
sional meetings, and publish such work in conference proceedings and /or journals 
(funds ma> be available to defray the cost of the travel to meetings). Finalh, students 
must demonstrate reading competenc)' in two research languages. 

In the course of the second and third years, the student should work toward 
establishing a close working relationship with various members of the faculty 
such that multiple faculr\- members are familiar with the students work. After the 
students second paper is accepted, a dissertation advisor is selected and a doctoral 
committee is formed, by mutual agreement of the student and the anticipated 
committee members. 

During the fourth year, students present to their committee members a third re- 
search paper consisting of a substantial dissertation proposal and a comprehensive 
bibliography. This proposal ma> take the form of a grant proposal to an external 
funding agenc), particularly in the case of proposed fieldwork.Upon completion of 
the prospectus, students will submit to an oral qualifying exam, to be administered 
by the dissertation committee. The exam will consist of two parts, a general exam, 
demonstrating the student s knowledge of the field, and a dissertation prospectus 
hearing. Upon completion of this qualihing examination, the student will advance 
to candidacy. 

The doctoral research project may require fieldwork before writing the dissertation; 
however, the student is expected to consult regularh' with the committee members 
during the writing process. After a complete draft of the dissertation is submitted, 
the student defends the dissertation publicly. When the final version of the disser- 
tation is accepted by the doctoral committee and filed with the university, and all 
other requirements are certified as filled, the degree is then granted. 

See LING and SANS in the Courses of Instruction section. 



196 ^ ^ 

Management 



The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School 
OF Management 



Dean 

William H. Click 
Professors 

Richard P. Bagozzi 
Bala G. Dharan 
Jennifer M. George 
G.Anthony Gorry 
George Kanatas 
H.Albert Napier 
Ronald N.Taylor 
Wilfred C. Uecker 
Robert A. Westbrook 
Gilbert R.WhitakerJr. 
Edward E.Williams 
Duane Windsor 
Stephen A. Zeff 

Research Professors 
Bob Bixby 
Marc J. Epstein 

Associate Professors 

Shannon Anderson 
Richard R. Batsell 
Steven C. Currall 
Jeff Fleming 
Karen Nelson 
Barbara Ostdiek 
Douglas A. Schuler 
Seethu Seetharaman 
D. Brent Smith 
Jing Zhou 

Assistant Professors 

Sharad Borle 
Maragret Cording 
Utpal Dholakia 
Christopher Dowing 
Jill Foote 



Gustavo Grullon 
Evgeny Lyandres 
Bradley Paye 
Andrew Perkins 
Francisco Roman 
Brian R. Roundtree 
Siddharta Singh 
Shane Underwood 
Fu-Kuo Albert Wang 
Masahiro Watanabe 
Carmen Wigelt 
James P.Weston 
Sally Widener 
Yuhang Xing 
YeosunYoon 
YanAnthea Zhang 
Rui Zhu 

Senior Lecturers 
Deborah J. Barrett 
Pamela Kennedy 

Adjunct Professors 

Roberto Abib 
Anne Marie Ainsworth 
Stephen J. Banks 
Marc Boom 
Cheyenne Currall 
Rodney Fads 
Jerr}^ E. Finger 
Robert N. Flatt 
Joseph R. Gagliardi 
Jack M. Gill 
Terry Hemeyer 
Vincent Kaminski 
Robert Lesnick 
Leo Linbeck III 
Dennis Loughridge 



Shahid Malik 
Upendra Marathi 
Timothy Nash 
Robert B. Parke, Jr. 
Nicholas R. Rasmussen 
David Ross, 111 
Armand Shapiro 
Joan E. Shook 
Robert B. Stobaugh 
Laurence Stuart 
Stephen Whitney 

Lecturers 

Shahid Ansari 
W. Clifford Atherton 
David M.Austgen 
John A. Baker 
Lovett Baker 
E. Scott Crist 
Lawrence Hampton 
John Kehoe 
Steven E Koch 
Kenny Kurtzman 
James P. Mandel 
Dennis E. Murphree 
Elizabeth O' Sullivan 
Phaedon Papadopoulos 
Elizabeth A. Peters 
David Skinner 
James R. Sowers 
V Richard Viebig, Jr. 
Stuart Wagner 
Alan Westheimer 
Gale Wiley 

Visiting Associate 
Professor 

Steven J. Maranville 



Degrees Offered: MBA, MBA/Master of Engineering 

The Jesse H.Jones Graduate School of Management was established in 1 974 through 
a gift from Houston Endowment, Inc. The school provides its highly select graduate 
students with unique opportimities for professional training in management. The 
master of business administration (MBA) program includes elective offerings in ac- 
counting , entrepreneurship , finance , international business , information technology, 
marketing, operations management, organizational behavior and human resource 
management, healthcare management, and strategic management and planning. 



Management 197 

The MBA is also offered in a format designed for executives who do not wish to 
interrupt their careers while they pursue their degrees. Meeting every other week- 
end, the MBA for Executives Program features the same content and faculty as the 
traditional two-year MBA program, and is completed in 21 months. This general 
management program offers no tracks for specialization; however, much of the 
content of elective courses in the two-year MBA has been incorporated into the 
course modules for the executive format. The MBA for Executives Program offers 
4 electives at the end of the 21-month period. 

A joint MBA/master of engineering degree offered by the Jones Graduate School 
and the George R. Brown School of Engineering, in any of the departments of en- 
gineering or in statistics, prepares students to become managers in organizations 
requiring a high level of technical expertise and management skills. 

A joint MBA/MD offered by the Jones Graduate School and Baylor College of Medi- 
cine prepares students to become both physicians and managers in institutions 
involved in the delivery of high-quality health care, as well as biotechnology-focused 
industries, health insurancGe/managed healthcare firms, and pharmaceutical and 
medical supply and equipment companies. 

Although no undergraduate major is offered, undergraduate accounting courses 
are available. 

ADMISSION Requirements for Jones Graduate School 

For general information, see Admission to Graduate Study (pages 56-57) Applicants 
to the MBA program must submit scores on the Graduate Management Admission 
Test (GMAT) rather than the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and, unless they 
received an undergraduate degree from a U.S. college or university, foreign nationals 
whose native language is not English must submit recent scores on theTest of English 
as a Foreign Language CTOEFL). Admission to the Jones Graduate School is open to 
students regardless of their undergraduate major, but it is highly selective and limited 
to those who have performed with distinction in their previous academic work and on 
the GMAT. 

MBA Program — ^Although the MBA program has not established specific prereq- 
uisite courses for admission, students may find it beneficial to have a background 
that includes undergraduate course work in principles of accounting, principles 
of microeconomics, and mathematics. Because spreadsheet and word-processing 
software are used extensively in course work, students should have a thorough 
understanding of these types of software packages before enrolling. 

MBA for Executives — In addition to meeting the standards for admission to 
the MBA program, students admitted to the executive program typically have at 
least 10 years of relevant work experience. 

Joint MBA/Master of Engineering Program — ^To enter the joint degree program, 
applicants must be accepted by both the Jones Graduate School and the engineering 
department in which they wish to enroll The program requires the Jones Graduate 
School application and the GRE, rather than the GMAT. Some engineering depart- 
ments require advanced tests as well. 

Joint MBA/MD Program — ^To enter this joint degree program, applicants must 
first be accepted by Ba)'l()r C^oUege of Medicine and then apply separately to the 
Jones Graduate School. The MCAT is accepted rather than the GMAT.Two years of 
medical school are required before starting MBA classes. 

Degree Requirements for MBA 
For the MBA degree, students must: 

• Spend at least 2 academic years in residence at Rice 



198 Departments / Management 

• Complete at least 60 semester hours in course work 

• Register for no fewer than 15 hours and no more than 18 hours each semester 

(any other registration requires special permission) 

Ah registration and drop/add forms require the signature of the MBA program 
director or a designee. The school, which must approve aU courses, specifies the 
sequence of required first-year courses at registration for each entering class. 

Waivers and Transfers of Credit — At its sole discretion, the school may allow 
students to transfer credits. This does not necessarily reduce the residence require- 
ment, but it does make additional elective courses available. Students otherwise 
must follow the prescribed curriculum of study and are not allowed to waive any 
core requirements. • , ,;> r 

First- Year Courses — ^Students must complete at least 32 approved credit hours .The 
modular core curriculum includes financial accounting, data analysis, business ethics, 
information technology,marketing,finance,managerial economics,organi2ation behav- 
ior, competitive strategy, managerial and leadership skills, managerial communication, 
economic environment of business,globalization of business,cost management, opera- 
tions management, business-government relations, organization theory and change 
management, and 2 electives. During the second semester, teams of students partici- 
pate in an action learning project in which they work at a company to solve a specific 
problem. This project allows them to integrate the business disciplines they stud- 
ied and to turn knowledge into action. The core courses serve as prerequisites for 
required and elective courses taken in the second year. 

Second- Year Courses — Students must complete at least 28 credit hours that 
include required courses in entrepreneurship and strategy formulation and imple- 
mentation, and 25 credit hours of electives. 

Areas of Interest — Although MBA students are not required to select a formal 
elective concentration for degree purposes, they may wish to choose 1 or more 
areas of interest from among the following: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, 
general management, international business, information technolog}^, marketing, 
operations management, organizational behavior and human resource manage- 
ment, healthcare management, and strategic management and planning. The MBA 
program director and individual faculty members offer students advice on course 
selection. Students may also take upper-level or graduate courses from other de- 
partments at Rice. Students may not credit basic foreign language courses toward 
the MBA degree, but advanced language courses may quaUfy with approval from 
the MBA program director. 

DEGREE Requirements for MBA for Executives 

This degree requires completion of 1 1 mini-semesters totaling 56 credits, includ- 
ing Extended Learning Labs. The program is a lock-step progression in which all 
students take required courses in an identical sequence, except for the 4 elective 
courses at the end of the 21 -month period. 

Degree Requirements FOR JOINT MBA/Master 

OF Engineering . . . ; .- 

Students may earn this nonthesis engineering degree in the fields of chemical 
engineering, civil engineering, computational and applied mathematics, computer 
science, electrical and computer engineering,environmental science and engineering, 
mechanical engineering and materials science, and statistics. Ordinarily, the engineer- 
ing degree takes one academic year to complete, whereas the MBA requires two. 
Joint-degree candidates, however, can fulfill requirements for both degrees in 
two academic years. 



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For the joint MBA/master of engineering degree, students must complete: 

• At least two academic years in residence at Rice 

• 63 semester hours in approved course work: 

— 24 hours in an engineering discipline 

— 39 hours in business administration 

Students plan their course schedules in consultation with the engineering depart- 
ment in w hich the>- are enrolled and with the MBA program director. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOINT MBA/MD PROGRAM 

Students ma) earn both MBA and Ml) degrees in five years. They divide their time 
as follows: 

• Years one and two — medical training at Baylor College of Medicine 

• Year three — core MBA courses at Rice 

• Year four— MBA courses at Rice, including 3 semester hours of required 
courses and 12 semester hours of healthcare electives during the fall 
semester, and medical training at Baylor College of Medicine during the 
spring semester 

• Year five — medical training at Baylor College of Medicine 

Students use the summer between the third and fourth years to perform healthcare re- 
search programs or extemships. Students receive their MBA degree from Rice after they 
have completed 45 hours of approved management course work; they receive their 
MD degree after they have completed the requirements specified by Baylor College 
of Medicine. 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS 

Students must meet both academic and professional standards to continue aca- 
demic work and to graduate. In accepting admission to the MBA degree program, 
all students agree to be governed by the standards and procedures for dismissal or 
disciplinary' action stated below. 

Academic Standards— A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3. 00 (B) is 
required for graduation. All courses taken for the MBA degree (including approved 
courses taken at the university but outside the Jones Graduate School) are counted 
in the cumulative grade point average calculation. 

Students with a cumulative grade point average lower than 3. 00 at the end of any 
semester will be notified of dismissal and may no longer register for courses. A 
student who has been notified of dismissal may appeal to the Academic Standards 
Committee of the Jones Graduate School. The committee will decide, based on 
the circumstances of the appeal, whether the student (1) may resume studies on 
probation. (2) is to be suspended for one semester or an academic year, or (3) is to 
be dismissed from the MBA program. 

Students proposing to return after a period of academic suspension must apply to 
the Academic Standards Committee and receive permission to be readmitted. 

Only grades of C and higher are counted for credit toward graduation. If students 
receive a grade lower than C in a course required for graduation, they must repeat 
the course. If students receive a grade lower than C in an elective course, they need 
not repeat the specific course, but they must make up the hours. 

Students may retake a failed course only once and then only if their cumulative 
grade point average is 300 or higher, or they have received the permission of the 
Academic Standards Committee to do so. Students who fail a course twice will be 



200 Departments / Management 

notified of dismissal. (Students may not take any course for which the failed course 
is a prerequisite until they pass the prerequisite course.) 

Students on academic probation cannot be candidates for student offices, cannot 
graduate or drop courses, and must complete all future courses with a grade of C 
or above. Students are removed from probation only upon achieving a cumulative 
grade point average of at least 3. 00 at the end of the following semester of work. 

Students who have completed the required number of hours for the MBA degree 
the joint MBA/master of engineering degrees, or the Joint MBA/MD degree, but , 
who have a cumulative grade point average lower than 3. 00, are dismissed without 
graduation. If, in an appeal to the Academic Standards Committee, a student can 
substantiate a claim of extenuating circumstances, i.e., those beyond the student's 
control, the student will be permitted to take additional course work at the university 
within the next year to raise his or her grade point average to 3. 00. 

Professional Standards — ^MBA students are held to the high standards of pro- 
fessional conduct expected of managers — standards substantially exceeding those 
expected of them simply as students. Students may be dismissed or suspended for 
failure to meet professional standards, as defined in the University Code of 
Conduct.The dean may place a student on disciplinary probation for unacceptable 
conduct, giving oral and written notice that future misconduct will lead to filing of 
specific charges. (This probationary notice, however, is not required as a precondi- 
tion for filing specific charges.) 

ACADEMIC Regulations 
Grading Policy 
For All Courses: 

• The grade of A-i- should be given only as an exceptional grade reflecting ex- 
traordinar)' achievement by a student. 

• Only grades of C and higher are counted for credit toward graduation. If stu- 
dents receive a grade lower than C in a (core) course required for graduation, 
they must repeat the course. If students receive a grade lower than C in an 
elective course, they need not repeat the specific course, but they must make 
up the hours. 

• Grades are considered final and are rarely, if ever, changed for any reason other 
than calculation errors. 

• Jones School students may not take courses pass/fail to count toward their 
degree requirements. ~ 

• Jones School students may audit course with departmental approval. The 
course wiU not count towards the MBA or appear on the transcript. 

For Core Courses: 

• No more than half of all grades assigned by an instructor may be an A- 
or above. 

• A course GPA (combining multiple sections where necessary) between 3. 30 
and 3-50 should be used as a "target" for assigning grades. 

• Instructors in multi-section courses should coordinate the assignment of final 
grades such that they reflect a consistent grading philosophy for the overall 
course. 

For Elective Courses: - ,, . 

• Regardless of class size, instructors "target" the course GPA (combining mul- 
tiple sections where necessary) to fall between 3. 50 and 3. 80. 



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• To the extent that such course exists, instructors in multi-section electives 
should coordinate the assignment of final grades such that grades reflect a 
consistent grading philosophy for the overall course. 

GUIDELINES FOR APPEALING ACADEMIC DISMISSAL 

The Process — ^A student who wishes to appeal a dismissal should address the fol- 
lowing issues in a letter to the Academic Standards Committee. The student must 
send the letter to the chairman of the Academic Standards Committee. The following 
questions should be answered in the appeal letter. 

1 . What circumstances led to your academic performance last semester and to 
what degree were those circumstances beyond your control? 

2. If your performance in a particular course(s) last semester was below 
par, describe any circumstances specific to that course that explain 
your performance. 

3. Do you expect the circumstances that created the problems for you last 
semester to change next semester? If so, how? 

You may include any other information that you deem relevant in your 
appeal letter 

Timing — ^Timing is critical in the appeals process because classes start immediately 
after the grades are distributed in January. The student must inform the director 
of the MBA/E program (by email or written note) immediately of the intention to 
appeal. The appeal letter to the committee must be filed expediently, within or 
sooner than the first week of classes. If a student plans to appeal, he/she should 
attend classes in January without registering. It is important to keep up in his/her 
studies during the appeal process. If his/her appeal is accepted, the student may 
register later with a letter from the MBA program office. 

Grades are considered final, and are rarely changed for any reason other than cal- 
culation errors. 

Appeals — ^Appeals beyond the Academic Standards committee must go to the dean 
of the Jones Graduate School, who may seek guidance from the Dean's Advisory 
Council. All decisions rendered by the dean are final. 

Confidentiality — ^The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and 
amendments govern the records of actions related to appeals. 

Grade Appeal Process 

The procedure below outlines the process by which a student may appeal a grade 
in a course. 

1 . The student should first pursue any grading question with the professor fol- 
lowing whatever formal or informal process the professor has outlined for 
the course. 

2. If the matter is not resolved in step 1 above, the student must file a writ- 
ten appeal to the professor and send a copy to the director of the MBA/E 
program. This written appeal must be filed no later than 45 days after 
the last day of finals for the module (mini-semester) in which the course 
was offered. 

3. The professor must schedule a meeting with the student within two weeks 
of receiving the written appeal to further discuss the appeal with the student. 
Notice of the appeal time and date will be provided by the professor to the 
director of the MBA/E program. 

4. If step 3 does not resolve the issue to the satisfaction of both parties, the 
student may appeal to the Dean's Advisory Committee by sending a written 



202 Departments / Management 

notice describing the grounds for the appeal within 2 weeks of the date of 
the scheduled meeting in step 3. 

5. The Dean's Advisory Committee will seek out information on the appeal from 
the professor and the student and, at its discretion, hold a hearing to further 
consider the matter. The decision of the Dean's Advisory Committee will be 
rendered within 6 weeks of receiving a written notice of appeal (step 4). 

6. In the event that the protested grade is necessary for the student to graduate, 
an accelerated schedule will be followed. 

7. All decisions rendered by the Dean's Advisory Committee are final. 

8. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and amendments 
govern records of these actions. : . 

ALP Grade Appeal Policy for Individual Student 

The procedure below outlines the process by which an individual student may 
appeal a grade in the ALP course. 

1 . The student must send a letter of intent to appeal the grade to the director 
of ALP. This written appeal must be filed no later than 30 days after the last 
day of module 6.A copy of the letter must be sent to the director of the MBA 
program. 

2. The director of ALP must schedule a meeting with the student and director 
of the MBA program by the end of module 1 during the following year to 
discuss the appeal with the student further. The purpose of the meeting is 
to review with the student the basis for the individual grade. The director of 
ALP will provide the meeting time to the director of the MBA program. 

2a. Up until this time, all information relevant to the case is confidential. If the 
student desires to talk with the ALP faculty or ALP team members about the 
matter, this will require the student to waive confidentiality with respect to 
the matter of the downgrade status. The student must notify the director of 
ALP about his/her preference to waive confidentiality. Upon receiving the 
request to waive confidentiality from the student, the director of ALP will ap- 
prise all related parties that an appeal is underway, that they are not obligated 
to discuss the matter with the appealing student, and that their confidential 
peer evaluations have not been shared with the appealing student .The student 
must wait for permission from the director of ALP before contacting team 
members and/or faculty liaisons. 

3. If step 2 does not resolve the issue to the satisfaction of both parties, the 
student may appeal to the director of ALP by sending a written notice describ- 
ing the grounds for the appeal within 2 weeks of the date of the scheduled 
meeting in step 2. A copy of the letter must be sent to the director of the 
MBA program. The director of ALP will render a decision within 3 weeks of 
receiving the written notice. 

4. If step 3 does not resolve the issue to the satisfaction of both parties, the 
student may appeal to the Dean's Advisory Committee by sending a written 
notice describing the grounds for the appeal within 2 weeks of the decision 
rendered by the director of ALP in step 3. A copy of the letter must be sent 
to the director of ALP and the director of the MBA program. 

5. The Dean's Advisory committee will seek out information on the appeal from 
the professor and the student and at its discretion hold a hearing to further 
consider the matter. The decision of the Dean's Advisory Committee will be 
rendered within 6 weeks of receiving a written notice of appeal (step 4). 

6. All decisions rendered by the Dean's Advisory Committee are final. 



Management 203 

7. In the event that the protested grade is necessary for the student to graduate, 
an accelerated schedule will be followed. 

8. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and amendments 
govern records of these actions. 

ALP Grade Appeal Policy for Student Team 

The procedure below outlines the process by which an individual student may 
appeal a grade in the ALP course. 

1 . The student team must send a letter of intent to appeal the grade to all mem- 
bers of the facult}' team. This written appeal must be filed no later than 30 
days after the last day of module 6. All team members must sign the letter. A 
copy of the letter must be sent to the director of ALP and to the director of 
the MBA program. 

2. The faculty team must schedule a meeting with the student team by the end 
of module 1 during the following year to further discuss the appeal with the 
student team. The professors will provide the meeting time to the director of 
ALP and to the director of the MBA program. 

3. If the matter is not resolved in step 2 above, the student team must file a 
written appeal to the direcor of ALP within 2 weeks of the date of the sched- 
uled meeting in step 2. All team members must sign the letter The director 
of ALP must schedule a meeting with the student team within 2 weeks of 
receiving the written appeal to further discuss the appeal with the student 
team. The director of ALP will provide the meeting date to the director of the 
MBA program. 

4. If step 3 does not resolve the issue to the satisfaction of both parties, the 
student team may appeal to the Dean's Advisor)' Committee by sending a writ- 
ten notice describing the grounds for the appeal within 2 weeks of the date 
of the scheduled meeting in step 3. All team members must sign the letter A 
copy of the letter must be sent to the director of ALP and to the director of 
the MBA program. 

5. The Dean's Advisory' committee will seek out information on the appeal from 
the professors,, the director of ALP, and the student team and, at its discre- 
tion, hold a hearing to further consider the matterThe decision of the Dean's 
Advisory Committee will be rendered within 6 weeks of receiving a written 
notice of appeal (step 4). A copy of the decision must be sent to the director 
of ALP and to the director of the MBA program. 

6. All decisions rendered by the Dean's Advisor)^ Committee are final. 

7. In the event that the protested grade is necessary for the student to graduate, 
an accelerated schedule will be followed. 

8. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and amendments 
govern records of these actions. 

Drop/Add Policy and Procedures 

Due to the unique module schedule b) which thejones School abides, MBA students 
have special procedures by which they follow to make schedule changes.The MBA 
Program Office has implemented an add/drop policy which allows students the 
opportunir\- to add/drop courses at various times throughout the semester Below 
are the procedures for adding or dropping a course and students should contact 
the MBA Program Associate for assistance. 

All schedule changes must be approved by the MBA Program Associate prior to 
the add/drop deadline (either via email or in person) before the student may make 



204 Departments / Management 

schedule changes on Esther (http://esther.rice.edu/). All class rosters are updated 
in the MBA Program Office and sent to professors for enrollment counts and at- 
tendance records and students are responsible to communicate with the MBA 
Program Associate regarding all proposed schedule changes. 

If student is taking a ONE CREDIT course: 

1 . A student may add/drop a class, including section changes for core courses, 
with permission from the MBA Program Associate during the first week of i 
the module without penalty. 

2. A student must attend the first class, and may not miss class during the 
first week. 

3. A student may not add or drop a course after the first week of class (see 
add/drop deadlines below for the 2004-2005 academic year). 

If student is taking a TWO CREDIT course: 

1. A student may add/drop a class with permission from the MBA Program 
Associate, during the first tw^o weeks of module in which the class begins 
without penalty. 

2. A student must attend the first class and may not miss class during the 
first week. 

3. A student may not add or drop a course after the second week of class. 

If student is taking a THREE CREDIT course: 

1. A student may add/drop a class with permission from the MBA Program li 
Associate, during the first three weeks of module in which the class begins si 
without penalty. 

2. A student must attend the first class, and may not miss class during the first t| 
week. 

3. A student may not add or drop a course after the third week of class. 

2005-2006 Add/Drop DEADLINES 

Fall 2005 

Add/Drop Period ModuleCs) Credits 

August 23-30 1 . 1 — 

August 29-September 6 1-2 2 / 

August 29-September 12 1-3 3 

September 26- October 3 2 1 

September 26-October 10 2-3 2,; ; .. ' 

November 7-November 14 3 . - 1 . ; . . 
Spring 2006 

Add/Drop Period Module(s) Credits 

January 16-24 4 1 

January 16-31 4-5 2 

January 16-February' 7 4-6 3 

February 21 -February 28 5 1 

February 21 -March 7 -, 5-6 2 

March 28-April 5 6 1 

All schedule changes must be submitted and approved by Christa VanDrie no 
later than 5 p.m. 

Office: 210-2 Jones School Building 

Phone:713-348-6223 

Email: cvandrie@rice.edu 



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INDEPENDENT STUDY 



Minimum Hours Requirement — Each 1 -unit credit for independent study should 
, contain approximately as much time content as a 1 -module course at JGSM, which 
I is 12 hours of class time, plus an average of at least 24-36 outside-class hours, for 
I a minimum total of 36-48 hours of work. Most independent study projects can 
f probabh be accommodated in a 1- or 2-unit independent stud> ; 3-nnit indepen- 
, dent study projects should be less frequent. Occasionally, a group independent 

stud\ project may arise, though most independent studies will be undertaken by 

individual students. 

t The number of credits for an independent study should be negotiated at the begin- 
ning of a project. Increases to the number of project credit hours after the project 
i overv iew has been filed with the MBA program office must be approved by the 
'' Academic Standards (-ommittee.The committee will rely on input from sponsoring 
faculty in making its decision about ex post credit increases. Requests to increase 
the number of project credit hours must be made before the end of the second 
week of classes in the module in which the project begins, except when a student 
is in their last semester, in which case such requests must be made before the end 
of the second week of the semester. 

Restrictions — No student may take more than 3 credit hours of independent study 
I during the course of the degree program without the approval of theAcademic Com- 
mittee. If an independent study is proposed that would cause a student to exceed 
the three credit limit, the Academic Standards Committee will select two faculty 
members, other than the faculty member who will supervise the project, within the 
area most closely related to the study's academic contact to review and approve the 
stud\. Independent study exceeding three credits in total should consider current 
policies restricting use of independent study as well as the incremental value of 
additional independent stud)- in light of past independent studies. If the study does 
not align with any of the JGSM academic groups, theAcademic Standards Commit- 
tee will perform the review and make the final approval decision. 

Independent study projects are for academic credit, not for hire. Students may not 
earn credit for paid research assistance. 

Faculty Sponsorsliip — Independent study projects are normally sponsored only 
by full-time JGSM facult). Students wishing for sponsorship by a part time facult}' 
member must submit a project overview to the Academic Standards Committee 
and obtain the committee's approval, before the module(s) in which the project 
is to begin. 

Common Requirements — ^The goal of independent study projects is to advance or 
deepen a student s knowledge or competenc) in a business discipline or activity. 

To facilitate these goals, independent study projects generally fall into two broad 
categories: (1) directed reading and study resulting in a research paper, or (2) an 
experiential or hands-on project resulting in an outcome such as an empirical 
analysis or a webpage/site with an executive summary of the "deliverable." 

While the content of individual independent study projects are at the discretion 
of a student and the sponsoring faculty' member, JGSM would like to ensure rela- 
tiveh equal workloads per unit of independent study credit, and some common 
requirements between independent study projects. To that end, students and/or 
sponsoring faculrv' should. 

1 . Prepare and submit to the MBA program office an overview of the independent 
study project with number of project credits, anticipated final results and a 
broad timeline of anticipated project milestones. 



206 Departments / Management 

2. Meet to discuss the project, after the initial agreement on the project scope,- 
at least once every 2-3 weeks. 

3. Prepare a final paper (in the case of directed reading and research projects), i 
or complete a concrete deliverable (for example, a completed webpage, 
computer program, survey results, empirical analyses, etc.) together w^ith an 
executive summary of the project (in the case of experiential projects). 

4. File a copy of each student's final paper, or executive summary, with the MBA 
program office. 

Applications — ^Independent Study Applications are available for interested students 
to pick up in the MBA Program Office. Complete and approved applications are due 
to the MBA Program Associate by the first week of the module in which the project 
will be completed. The student will be registered for MGMT 700 Independent study 
for the appropriate credit amount, only when the MBA Program Associate send the 
approved application information to the registrar for processing. 

Class Attendance Policy 

Students are expected to be in class on the first day of each module. The faculty 
reserves the right to exclude students from their courses who do not show up on 
the first day. For special circumstances, see faculty and/or director of MBA program 
immediately. 

Withdrawal Policy 

A Jones School student may voluntarily withdraw from school at any time. Rice 
University applies a sliding scale to tuition and fees, so early action to withdraw 
saves money. , , , 

JONES School Student Handbook 

Generally, the Jones School adheres to the academic regulations of Rice University. 
However, the Jones School has unique policies and procedures that vary from the 
Office of Graduate Studies regarding,but not limited to,leave of absence,withdrawals 
and readmission, drop/add, academic discipline, dismissal, procedures for resolu- 
tion of problems, and appeal of academic regulations. AH Jones School students 
are responsible for adhering to policies and procedures Listed in the Jones School 
Student Handbook given to students during pre-term. A copy of the handbook 
may also be obtained from the MBA program office. - .x . - ,\ t 

Financial Aid ^i^A-- 

Financial assistance by the Jones Graduate School is awarded only for a given 
semester or year. Continuation of assistance depends upon satisfactory academic 
performance, professional behavior,and availability of funds Academic or disciplinary 
probation, suspension, or more than three grades below B- result in the removal of 
all forms of school financial assistance, whether scholarship, loan, or employment. 
Scholarships are awarded for a combination of need and academic merit. 

See ACCO and MGMT in tlie Courses of Instruction section. 



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Managerial Studies 



The School of Social Sciences 

Program Director 

Ronald Soligo 

DEGREE Offered: BA 

Ihc major in managerial studies is an interdepartmental, nonprofessional program 
designed to provide undergraduates with an understanding of the environment 
in which businesses and other organizations exist today, and of some of the tools 
employed by management in the commitment of its financial and human resources. 
All students taking the managerial studies major must also complete at least one 
of the established departmental or interdepartmental majors, other than an area 
major. Managerial studies is not the equivalent of an undergraduate business major 
at other universities. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Managerial Studies 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
For the BA degree, students majoring in managerial studies must complete the 
following 10 core courses in addition to satisfying all the requirements for their 
second departmental or interdepartmental major: 



ACCO 305 Introduction to Accounting 
ECON 2 1 1 Principles of Economics I 
(microeconomics) 

ECON 448 Corporation Finance or ENGI 303 
Engineering Economics and Management 

*MANA 404 Management Communications in 

a Consulting Simulation 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Ps)'cholog}> 

PSYC 231 Industrial and Organizational 
Psychology 

**STAT 280 Elementary^ Applied Statistics 

***STAT 385 Methods for Data Analysis arui 
System Optimization 

2 courses from the following: 

ACCO ^Qd Management Accounting 
ECON 355 Financial Markets and Institutions 
ECON 358/POU 358 Organizational Design 
ECON 370 Microeconomics Theory 



ECON 421 International Finance 

ECON 435 Industrial Organization 

ECON 437 Energy Economics 

ECON i^S Business, Law, and Economics 

ECON 439 Torts, Property and Contracts 

POLl 335 Political Environment of Business 

POU 338 Policy Analysis 

STAT 420 Statistical Process Control and 
Experimental Design 

UNIV 309 Leadership: Theory to Practice 

* MANA 404 is a capstone course that may 
not be taken until 8 of the 10 other required 
courses in the major have been completed. 

** Psychology and sociology majors may satisfy 

this requirement with PSYC 339/STAr 339 or 

S(X^I 398, respectively Students v^th a calculus 

background should take STAT 305, STAT 310/ 

ECON 382, or STAT 331/ELEC 331. 

*** or CAAM 378, ECON/STAT 400, STAT 410, 

421,486. 



Honors Program — ^To apply for admission to the honors program, students must 
have completed eight of the regular managerial studies courses and have a B4- 
(3-33) average in those courses. All applications must be approved by the Director 
of Managerial Studies. 



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The Honors Program consists of taking 2 additional courses from: 

MANA 497/498 Independent Research STAT 486 Methods in Computational Finance 

ECON 440 Risk, Uncertainty, and Information J' Market Models 

ECON 445 Managerial Economics STAT 42 1 Methods in Computational Finance 

ECON 449 Basics of Financial Engineering ^^•' ^^^^ ^^^^^ 

MANA 497/498 are offered in collaboration with faculty in the Jesse H. Jones 
Graduate School of Management. Admission to these courses must be approved 
by a participating faculty member. A list of participating faculty and their research 
interests is available from the director of Managerial Studies. 

For more information, students should consult the program director in 268 
Baker Hall. 

See MANA in the Courses of Instruction section. 















209 

Master of Liberal Studies 
The School of Continuing Studies 

Dean Director 

Man- B. Mclntire TBA 

Please refer to the program website http://www.mls.rice.edu for program informa- 
tion and academic policies. 

DEGREE Offered: MLS 

' Fall 2005 marks the inaugural session of the Rice University Master of Liberal Studies 

I program. The part-time interdisciplinar>' program is founded on the principle that, 

in an increasingly complex and fragmented world, a liberal arts education becomes 

all the more important. Though exploring the liberal arts at a highly integrated 

j level is not frequently possible in a career-focused undergraduate curriculum, it is 

I both posssible and well suited to a master's level program designed for committed, 

energetic adults. Courses in the Master of Liberal Studies program will be taught 

I by distinguished Rice faculty- and invited visiting faculty who appreciate the op- 

! portunitv' to teach more-experienced adults. 

j The program is designed for working adults and does not follow the traditional 
I universit}' schedule of fall and spring semesters. Classes meet one evening per week 
I for 10-11 weeks with two or three Saturday morning classes. Sessions are offered 
in the fall, winter, and spring. 

I Fall classes begin in September and end before Thanksgiving; winter classes begin 
in January and end in March; spring courses begin in April and end in early June. 
No classes are held in July or August. Courses will be taught by distinguished Rice 
faculty' and invited visiting faculty who appreciate the opportunity' to teach more 
experienced adults. 

Degree Requirements 

For general university requirements for graduate study, see pages 56-58. The pro- 
gram consists of 33 credit hours, which include three core courses, seven electives, 
and a capstone course. A student may take only one course in his or her entering 
session. The core courses — one in humanities, one in social sciences, and one in 
natural sciences — are designed to acquaint first-year students with the contrasting 
perspectives and methodological approaches that define academic inquiry in the 
three broad fields. Core courses must be completed before electives may be taken. 
Electives may focus on just one track" (science, social science, or humanities) or 
may be chosen more broadly. .\11 courses will require research papers; some may 
require tests or oral presentations. 

The capstone course is designed to help students integrate their knowledge through 
writing an extended paper or completing a project to be presented to the class 
orally. A thesis is not part of the degree program. The program can be completed 



210 Departments / Master of Liberal Studies 

in approximately four years if one class is completed every session. 

ADMISSION 

Admission to graduate study is open to qualified students holding a bachelor's de- 
gree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college. A minimum GPA of 
3.0 from the applicant's undergraduate work is expected, though the admissions 
committee also gives consideration to applicants' postgraduate experience and 
recent accomplishments. 

COURSES - ., 

Please refer to the Master of Liberal Studies website for current course listings, 
http://www.mls.rice.edu 



211 

MATHEMATICS 

The Wiess School of Natural Sciences 

Chair Professor Emeritus 

Robin Forman F. Reese Harvey 

Professors Associate Professor 

Michael Boshernitzan Brendan Hassett 

Tim D. Cochran Zhiyong Gao 

Robert M. Hardt Instructors 

John Hempel Pralay Chatterjee 

Frank Jones Stefan Friedl 

John C. Polking Taehee Kim 

Stephen W. Scmmes Christopher Rosmussen 

Richard A. Stong Uie d. Ugarcovici 
William A. Veech 
Michael Wolf 

Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD 

The program in mathematics provides undergraduates with a spectrum of choices, 
from nontheoretical treatments of calculus and courses in modern algebra, com- 
binatorics, elementan' number theor}-, and projective geometry to a broad variety 
of sophisticated mathematics, including real and complex analysis, differential 
geometr>', abstract algebra, algebraic and geometric topolog)', algebraic geometr>^ 
and partial differential equations. 

Facult)' research interests range from differential geometr); ergodic theory, group 
representation, partial differential equations, and probability, to real analysis, math- 
ematical physics, complex variables, algebraic geometry, combinatorics, geometric 
topology, and algebraic topology. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Mathematics 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students majoring in mathematics may choose between the regular math major 
and the double major Regular math majors must complete: 

• MATH 1 1 and 1 02 Single Variable Calculus I and // 

• MATH 2 1 1 Ordinary Dijferetitial Equations and Linear Algebra and MATH 
212 Multivariable Calculus or MATH 221 and 222 Honors Calculus III 
and/r 

• At least 24 semester hours (8 courses) in departmental courses at the 300 
level or above (in many instances, the math department will waive the 
100- and 200-level courses for a math major) 

The requirements for the double major are the same except that students may sub- 
stitute approved mathematics-related courses for up to 9 of the 24 hours required 
at the 300 level or above. 

Students receive advanced placement credit for MATH 101 by achieving a score 
of 4 or 5 on the AP AB-level test and for MATH 101 and 102 by achieving a score 
of 4 or 5 on the BC-level test. Students who have had calculus but have not taken 
theAP test may petition the department for a waiver of the calculus requirements. 
Entering students should enroll in the most advanced course commensurate 



212 Departments / Mathematics 

with their background; advice is available from the mathematics faculty during 
Orientation Week. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR MA AND PhD 
IN MATHEMATICS 

Admission to graduate study in mathematics is granted to a limited number of 
students who have indicated an abilit}- for advanced and original work. Normally, 
students take one or two years after the BA degree to obtain an MA degree, and they 
take four or five years to obtain a PhD. An MA is not a prerequisite for the PhD For 
general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57-58). 

A number of graduate scholarships and fellowships are available, awarded on the basis 
of merit. As part of the graduate education in mathematics, students also engage in 
teaching or other instructional duties, generally for no more than 6 hours a week. 

MA Program — Candidates for the MA in mathematics must: 

• Complete with a grade of B or better a course of study approved by the de- 
partment (students may transfer credits from another university only with 
the approval of both the department and the Universiry^ Graduate Council) 

• Perform satisfactorily on an examination in at least 1 approved foreign language 
(French, German, or Russian) 

• Either complete all requirements for qualification as a candidate for the PhD 
(see below) or present, and provide an oral defense of, an original thesis ac- 
ceptable to the department 

PhD Program — Candidates for the PhD in mathematics must: ' ■ 

• Complete with a grade of B or better a course of study approved by the de- 
partment (students may transfer credits from another university' only with 
the approval of both the department and the Universit)' Graduate Council) 

• Perform satisfactorily on qualifying examinations (see below) 

• Perform satisfactorily on examinations in 1 approved foreign language (French, 
German, or Russian) 

• Write an original thesis acceptable to the department 

• Perform satisfactorily on a final oral examination on the thesis 

Qualifying Examinations — ^The qualif>dng examinations in mathematics consist 
of the general examinations and the advanced oral examination. 

To complete the general examinations, students must take 3 exams, 1 each in 
algebra, analysis, and topology. Exams are offered every August and January. First-year 
students may take any combination of exams at any time. After two semesters of 
study, students must attempt to pass all remaining exams at each offering. Students 
must perform satisfactorily on all 3 by the start of their fifth semester. Students may 
take an exam several times. 

To complete the advanced oral examination, students must select a special field 
(e.g., homotopy theory, several complex variables, or group theor\) and submit it 
to the department Graduate Committee for approval. The committee schedules an 
advanced examination in the selected field, normally six to nine months after the 
student completes the general examinations. While students failing the advanced 
examination may, with the approval of the committee, retake it on the same or 
possibly on a different topic, they generally are not allowed to take the advanced 
examination more than twice. 

See MATH in the Courses of Instruction section. 



213 



mechanical engineering and 
Materials Science 

The George R. brown School of Engineering 



Chair 

Enrique V. Barrera 

Professors 
John E.Akin 
Andrew R. Barron 
Yildiz Ba) azitoglu 
Michael M. Carroll 
Fathi Ghorbel 
Rex B. McLellan 
Andrew J. Meade 
Pol D. Spanos 
Tayfun E.Tezduyar 
James Tour 
Boris I.Yakobson 

Professors Emeriti 
Franz R. Brotzen 
Alan J. Chapman 
Angelo Miele 
Ronald P. Nordgren 
Chao-Cheng Wang 

Associate Professors 

Chad M. Landis 
Satish Nagarajaiah 



Assistant Professors 

Marcia E. O'Malley 

Adjunct Professors 

John J. Berlin 

Thomas JR. Hughes 

Adjunct Associate Professors 

Aladin Boriek 

Michael Massimino 

Keith Stein 

Adjunct Assistant Professors 

SarmedAdnan 
James B. Dabney 

Lecturers 

Robert Cunningham 

Peter J. Loos 

David M. McStravick 



DEGREES Offered: BA, BSME, BSMS, MME, MMS, 
MS, PhD 

Studies in mechanical engineering may lead to specialization in one of several 
areas, including mechanics, computational mechanics, stochastic mechanics, fluid 
dynamics, heat transfer, dynamics and control, robotics, biomedical systems, and 
aerospace sciences. Studies in materials science may lead to specialization in one 
of several areas, including nanotechnology, metals physics, statistical mechanics, 
metallic solid thermodynamics,materials chemistry, aspects of composites, coatings 
and thin films, and interface science. 

The graduate program offers professional degrees in both materials science and engi- 
neering, which is based on undergraduate preparation in a number of related fields, 
and mechanical engineering, which permits specialization in the areas mentioned 
in the previous paragraph. Graduate students may also pursue research degrees. 
Faculty' research areas are indicated in the previous paragraph.A joint MBA/Master 
of Engineering degree is available in conjunction with the Jesse H.Jones Graduate 
School of Management. Also, a combined MI) and advanced research degree for 
research careers in medicine is available with Baylor College of Medicine. 

The graduate program collaborates with other departments in its comprehensive 
educational and research activities.The Department of Computational and Applied 
Mathematics supports research in applied analysis and computational mathematics. 



214 Departments / Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science 



Work on expert systems and robotics is done in cooperation with the Departments 
of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Computer graphics 
research involves the cooperation of the Department of Computer Science and the 
School of Architecture. The campus-wide Rice Quantum Institute is also active in 
the research of electronic materials and other aspects of materials science. Finally, 
biomechanics and biomaterials research involves several institutions in the Texas 
Medical Center. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BA, BSME IN MECHANICAL 

Engineering or BA, BSMS in Materials Science 
AND Engineering .; . , v 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-1 5) .The 
BA program in either mechanical engineering or materials science and engineering 
is highly flexible, involves less technical content than the BS, and allows students 
greater freedom to pursue areas of interest outside of engineering. 

The two BS programs prepare students for professional practice of engineering. 
During their senior year, mechanical engineering students in the BS program take 
courses in design application while completing a major design project,and materials 
science and engineering students in the BS program work on a design problem in 
an industrial setting. The BSME program is accredited by the Accreditation Board 
for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Departmental goals and objectives are 
available at http://mems.rice.edu/undergraduate/goals.html. 

BSME Program — ^Lists of representative undergraduate courses and the usual order 
in which students take them are available from the department for either the BA or 
BS programs in both mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering. 
The BSME degree contains a core of required courses and selected electives from 
1 of 6 specialization areas. The requirements (for a total of 131 hours) are: 



Basic Mathematics and Science 
(26 hours) 

CHEM 121 Chemistry 

MATH 101 Single Variable Calculus I 

MATH 102 Single Variable Calculus H 

MATH 2 1 1 Ordinary Differential Equations 
and Linear Algebra 

MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus 

MSCl 501 Materials Science 

?ms lOl Mechanics 

?MS 102 Electricity and Magnetism 

Computational and Applied 
Mathematics (12 hours) 

COMP 1 10 Computation in Science 
and Engineering 

CAAM 210 Engineering Computation 

CAAM 335 Matrix Analysis 

CAAM 336 Differential Equations in Science 
and Engineering 

Senior Design (7 hours) 

MECH 407 Mechanical Design Project I 
MECH 408 Mechanical Design Project II 



Labs (3 hours) 

MECH 33 1 Mechanics Lab 

MECH 552 Thermo/Fluids Lab 

MECEi5l Senior Lab 

Mechanical Engineering (32 hours) 

MECH 200 Classical Thermodynamics 

MECH 2 1 1 Engineering Mechanics 

MECH 311 Mechanics-Deformable Solids 

MECH 340 Industrial Process Lab 

MECH 343 Modeling of Dynamic Systems 

MECH 371 Fluid Mechanics I 

mm A0\ Machine Design 

MECH 412 Vibrations 

MECH 420 Fundamentals of Control Systems 

MECH 48 1 Heat Transfer 

Limited Electives: 5 hours in any 300-level 
or higher MATH, CAAM, STAT, or MECH course 

Distribution Electives (24 hours) 

Free Electives (15 hours) 



Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science 215 



Specialization Area Options — ^The specialization area can be 1 of the following 
5 clusters. Students must take at least 2 of the following required cluster courses 
for their selected cluster and 2 from the departmental list of the suggested cluster 
elective courses, for a total of not less than 12 hours. The cluster advisors will 
maintain updated lists of electives in the department. The choices for the required 
cluster courses are: 



1. Biomechanics 

BlOE 372 Intro Biomechanics 
MECH 380 Tissue Mechanics 

2. Computational engineering 

MECH infinite Element Analysis 
MECH 454 Finite Elements in fluids 

3. Fluid mechanics and 
thermal science 

MECH 372 fluid Mechanics, II 
MECH 47\App. of Thermodynamics 



6. 



Solid Mechanics and Materials 

CEVE 400 Mechanics of Solids II 
MSCl 402 Mech. Properties of Materials 

System dynamics and control 

MECH 498 Intro to Robotics 
MECH 435 Electromechanical Systems 
or ELEC 243 Intro to Electronics 
General mechanical engineering 

\n\ 4 required courses listed above may 
be taken to define a general cluster. 



BA in Mechanical Engineering Program — Students seeking the BA degree 
with a major in mechanical engineering must complete 1 20 hours with at least 
66 semester hours in courses specified by the department along with 24 hours 
of university' distribution electives and 30 hours of free electives. Lists of courses, 
including general university' requirements and the usual order in which students 
take them are available from the department. The BA program mirrors the BSME 
program in the freshman and sophomore years with the exceptions that MECH 340 
and MECH 331 are not required. Specific major requirements are completed in the 
junior and senior years along with electives. A summary appears below: 

Freshman Year 

Same as BS with 23 major and 9 elective hours for 32 hours. 

Sophomore Year 

Same as BS (except MECH 340 and 331 are not required) with 18 major and 15 elective hours for 
33 hours. 

Junior and Senior Years 

25 major and 30 electives for 55 hours. The following courses are required in junior and 
senior vears: 



CAAM 555 Matrix Analysis (3) 

CAAM 336 Differential Equations in Science 

and Engineering (3) 

MECH 343 Modeling of Dynamic Systems (4) 

MECH 371 fluid Mechanics I (3) 



MECH 401 Machine Design (3) 

MECH 412 Vibrations (5) 

MECH 420 fundamentals of Control 

Systems (3) 

MECH 481 Heat Transfer (3) 



BA in Materials Science and Engineering Program — Students seeking the BA 
degree with a major in materials science and engineering must complete at least 
52 hours in courses specified by the department plus additional hours for a total 
of 120 hours at graduation. 

BSMS Program— Students seeking the BSMS must complete at least 91 semester 
hours in courses specified by the department within the total requirements of 134 
hours. Basic departmental course requirements for the BSiMS are as follows: 



216 DEPARTMEivrrs / Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science 



CHEM 121-122 General Chemistr)' 

MATH 101 and 102 Sitigle Variable Calculus 
I and II 

MATH 211 Ordinary Dijferential Equations 
a?id Linear Algebra 

MATH 212 Multi variable Calculus 

MECH 211 Engineering Mechanics 

MSCI 301 Materials Science 

?m^\^\ Mechanics 

PHYS 102 Electricity and Magnetism 

Specific requirements 

CAAM 210 Introduction to 
Engineering Computation 

CAAM 335 Matrix Analysis 

CEVE i^Q Mechanics of Solids 

ELEC 241 Fundamentals of Electrical 
Engineering I (or ELEC 243 Introduction 
to Electronics) 

MSCI 301 Materials Science 

MSCI 303 Materials Science Junior Lab 

MSCI 311 Introduction to Design 

MSCI 401 Thermodynamics and Transport 
Phenomena in Materials Science 



MSCI 402 Mechanical Properties of Materials 

MSCI 404 Materials Efjgi fleering and Design 

MSCI 406 Physical Properties of Solids 
(or MSCI 415 Ceramics and Glasses) 

MSCI 41 1 Metallography and Phase Relations 
(or MSCI 415 Ceramics and Glasses) 
MSCI 500/501 Materials Science Seminar 
MSCI 535 Crystallography and Diffraction 
MSCI 5^1 Materials Science Senior Lab 
MSCI 594 Properties of Polymers 

1 course from the following 

PHYS 201 Waves and Optics 
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistty 
CEEM 511 Physical Chemistry 

Electives 

1 approved science elective (at the 200 level 

or higher) ■'■•■■ ■ 

1 approved engineering science elective 
(not MSCI) 

1 approved teclinical elective 



Degree Requirements for MME, MMS, MS, and PhD 
IN Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science 
AND Engineering 

Professional Degree Programs — ^The professional degrees offered by this de- 
partment, the Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) and the Master of Materials 
Science (MMS), involve a fifth year of specialized study which is integrated with 
the four undergraduate years leading to either the BA or the BS degree in the same 
areas of interest. The professional degree programs are open to students who have 
shown academic excellence in their undergraduate studies. 

For general universit}^ requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57-58). For both 
the MME and MMS degrees, students must complete 30 semester hours of course 
work. Lists of suggested courses are available from the department. Students should 
develop a specific plan of study based on their particular interests. 

Research Degree Programs — ^The programs leading to the MS and PhD degrees are 
open to students who have demonstrated outstanding performance in their under- 
graduate studies. The granting of a graduate research degree presupposes academic 
work of superior qualit>' and a demonstrated abilit}^ to do original research. 

For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57-58). Course 
requirements for the research degrees vary, depending on the extent of individual 
undergraduate preparation as well as each student's performance in graduate courses 
and on qualifying examinations. For both the MS and PhD degrees, students must 
present a thesis that comprises an original contribution to knowledge and defend 
it in a public oral examination. 



See MECH and MSCI in the Courses of Instruction section. 



217 

MEDIEVAL Studies 

The School of Humanities 

Director and Advisor Assistant Professors 

Jane Chance David ( A)ok 

Professors E^'^ Havcrkamp 

Jane Chance ^^'^>" McGill 

Gilbert Morris Cuthbertson Lecturer and Playwright in Residence 

Michael Maas E. Douglas Mitchell 

Donald Ray Morrison 

Deborah Nelson-Campbell 

Associate Professors 
Linda E. Neagley 
Nanxiu Qian 
Carol E. Quillen 
Paula Sanders 
Sarah Westphal 



Degree Offered: BA 

This interdisciplinary major enables students to compare medieval cultures, not- 
ing both their differences and their common traditions, in the period between 
500 and 1 500 AD The program combines a broad background in various aspects 
of medieval culture with more specialized study in a selected field. These fields of 
emphasis include art history, history , medieval literature (English, French, or Latin), 
music, philosophy, or religion. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Medieval Studies 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements in this publication. 
Students majoring in medieval studies must complete at least 30 semester hours 
(10 courses); the minimum for double majors is 30 hours.All majors must complete 
five (5) of these medieval studies courses at the 300 or 400 level. 

Required and recommended courses include the following: 

A minimum of 30 semester hours (10 semester courses), of which at least five 
courses must be at the 300/400 level. Double majors must complete a minimum 
of 24 semester hours. 

One course in medieval literature or medieval art or medieval music 

Recommended Courses: 

MDST 316 Chaucer 

MDST 317 Arthurian Literature 

MDST 368 Mythologies 

MDST 414 Literature and Culture of the Middle Ages: Saints and Sinners 

MDST 425 Courtly Love in Medieval France 

MDST 330 Early Medieval Art 

MDST 331 Gothic Art and Architecture in Northern Europe, 1140-1300 

MDST 332 Late Gothic Art and Architecture in Northern Europe, 1300-1500 

MDST 222 Medieval and Renaissance Eras 

MDST 429 Music in the Middle Ages 



218 Departments / Medieval Studies 

One of the following courses 

• MDST 201 Histor)^ of Philosophy I 

• MDST 257/357 Jews and Christians in Medieval Europe 

• MDST 382 Classical Islamic Culture 

Two semesters of foreign language study, determined in consultation with the 
medieval studies advisor. 

Three courses (at least two at the 300 or 400 level) in the student's chosen field 
of emphasis-one of these may be a directed reading course 

Recommended Courses: 

• MDST 315 Introduction to Medieval Culture 

For single majors, 3 additional courses in the medieval period, one of w^hich may 
be a senior thesis (1 semester) on a topic in the student's field of emphasis; for 
double majors, 1 additional course in the medieval period. 

Students work out their programs of study in consultation with the program direc- 
tor. Those contemplating graduate work in medieval studies should study at least 
one foreign language in some depth (as most graduate schools require a reading 
knowledge or French and German for the PhD) 

Students may select from among the following to fulfill the course requirements 
for the major in medieval studies. 

Please note that not all courses listed below will be offered during the academic 
year. For a current list of courses that will be offered in fall 2005 and spring 2006, 
please visit the Medieval Studies web site at http://medieval.rice.edu. 



Classical Studies 

MDST 101 Elementary Latin I 
M)^X Wl Elementary Latin II 
MDST 2 1 1 Intermediate Latin I 
MDST 212 Intermediate Latin II 

English 

MDST 300 Medieval Women Writers 

MDST 310 Dante in Translation 

MDST 511 Old English 

MDST 315 Introduction to Medieval Culture 

MD'^T 5\(i Chaucer 

MDST 5\1 Arthurian Literature 

MDST318/. y?. y?. Tolkien 

MDSl5(i^ Mythologies 

French Studies 

MDST 410 The Literarj' and Historical Image 

of the Medieval Woman 

MDST 414 Literature and Culture of the 

Middle Ages: Saints and Sinners 

MDST 425 Courtly Love in Medieval France 

MDST 436 Literature and Culture of the 

Middle Ages: King Arthur 

German Studies 

MDST 126 Freshman Seminar: The Legend of 
King Arthur in the Middle Ages 



MDST 55^ Mapping German Culture: Courtship, 
Love and Marriage in the Age of Chivalry 

History of Art 

MDST 108^r/ in Context: Late Medieval and 

Renaissance Culture 

MDST 1 1 1 Introduction to the History of 

Western Art I: Prehistoric to Gothic 

MDST 238 Special Topics in Medieval Art 

MDST 239 Independent Study in Medieval Art 

MDST 550 Early Medieval Art 

MDST 331 Gothic Art and Architecture in 

Northern Europe, 1140-1300 

The Age of Cathedrals 

MDST 332 Late Gothic Art & Architecture in 

Northern Europe, 1300-1500 

MDST A^^Jan van Eyck: Problems 

of Interpretation 

MDST 457 Bosch andBruegel 

History 

MDST 168 The World of Arabian Nights 

MDST 223 Medieval Empires 

MDSl 257 Jews and Christians in 

Medieval Europe 

MDST 281 Pre-Modem Middle East Histor)': 

The Middle East from the Prophet Muhammad 

to Muhammad AH 



Medieval Studies 219 



MOST 303 ( 'ndergradiiate Independent Rending 

MDST 3O4 L ndergradiuite Imiependent Reading 

MDST 308 The World of Uite Antiquity 

MDST ^2 1 Directed Reiuiings in Medieval Histor}' 

MDST 322 Directed Re(uiings in Medieixd Histor}' 

MDST 323 Medieval Empires (enriched version) 

MDST 3-45 Humanism and Expansion 

MDST ^^"Jeu'S and Christians in Medieval 

Europe (enriched version) 

MDST 358 European Intellectual Histor}' from 

Augustine to Descartes 

MDST 382 Classical Islamic Cultures 

MDST 384 The Crusades: Holy War in 

Medieval Christendom and Islam 

MDSJ 5S7 Life on the Mle 

MDST 438 Women and Gender in Medieval 

IsUimic Societies 

MDST 444 Memor}' and Commemoration in 

the Middle Ages 

MDST -i-ib Jewish and Christian Communities 

in the Middle Ages 



MDST 447 The Age of the Crusades 
MDST 488 Topics in Medieval History 

Linguistics 

MDST '>n Old English 
Music 

MDST 112 Medieval and Renaissance Eras 

MDST 429 Music of the Middle Ages 

MDST 441 HildegardofBingen 

MDST 456 Collegium 

MDST 486 Illuminated Music Manuscripts 

Philosophy 

MDST 201 Histor)' of Philosophy I 
MDST 301 Ancient and Medieval Phi losoph)' 
MDST 481 Seminar in Ancient and 
Medieval Philosophy 

Religious Studies 

RELI 443 Maimonides ' Guide for the Perplexed 



See MDST in the Courses of Instruction section. 



220 .. 

Military Science 



Chair and Professor 
Lieutenant Colonel Brian Whalen 
Assistant Professors 

Sergeant First Class Michael Kelley 

Major Dexter Caston 

Captain Renee Russo 

Master Sergeant Thomas Braaten 

Degrees offered: None 

The goal of the U.S Army ROTC program is to develop technically competent, physi- 
cally fit, and highly motivated men and women for positions of responsibility as 
commissioned officers in the active army, the army reserve, and the National Guard. 
Upon completion of the curriculum, students will have an understanding of the 
fimdamental concepts and principles of the military as an art and as a science. The 
leadership and managerial experience gained through ROTC provides great benefit 
for students in both their civilian endeavors and in their military careers. 

Degree Requirements 

Rice does not offer a bachelor's in Military Science. However, interested students 
can obtain a degree in any of the other programs offered by Rice, with a minor in 
Military Science obtained by attending courses at the University of Houston. The 
financial aid available to a ROTC student may be used for Rice courses as well as 
the University of Houston ROTC courses. 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
For requirements for a specific degree program, see the pages for that degree pro- 
gram. Further details on ROTC programs at Rice are available on page 27. For more 
information on the Army ROTC program in particular, contact the military science 
department at the University of Houston by calling 713-743-3875. 

Statutory Authority — General statutory authority for establishment and operation 
of the ROTC program, including the scholarship program, is contained in Title 10, 
United States Code, Chapter 103 (Sec. 2102-21 1 1). Specific rules and procedures 
are found in U.S. Army Regulation 145-1. 

Course Credit. ROTC classes may be taken for elective credit toward any degree 
plan at the University of Houston or Rice University. Freshman-and sophomore-level 
classes are open to all students, regardless of age or physical condition. A^o military 
obligation is incurred as a result of enrollment in these courses, junior- and se- 
nior-level courses are more restrictive and do require a military obligation. ROTC 
scholarship students also incur a military obligation. 

Four- Year Program — ^The four-year program is divided into two courses: the 
basic course, which is normally attended by students during their freshman- and 
sophomore years, and the advanced course, attended during the junior and se- 
nior years. Advanced course students attend a six-week advanced camp in Fort 
Lewis, Washington, normally between their junior and senior years. 

The Basic Course — ^The basic course consists of four semesters of military science, 
which include MILl 121, MILI 122, MILI 201, and MILl 202. These freshman- and 
sophomore-level classes are open to all students without obligation. 

The Advanced Course — Students entering the advanced course must enter into a 
contract to pursue and accept a commission in the active Army, the Army Reserve, 



Militar>' Science 221 

or the National Guard. To be considered for contracting into the advanced course, 
the student must be a full-time student in a course of instruction that leads to a 
degree in a recognized academic field, have a minimum of two years of academic 
work remaining in a curriculum leading to a baccalaureate or advanced degree, be 
under age 30 when commissioned, and pass a physical and medical examination. 

Two- Year Program — ^The two-year program is designed for students who did not 
take the basic course but are otherwise eligible to enroll in the advanced course. 
This program allows students completing their sophomore year to attend a four- 
week Leader's Training Course during June and July at Fort Knox, Kentuck}', in lieu 
of taking the first two years of ROTC. There is no niilitdvy obligation for attend- 
ing Leader's 1 raining Course. The army provides transportation, room, and board. 
Students are paid approximately $500 for the four-week period. 

Laboratory Requirements — ^A military science laborator}' is required for students 
enrolling in MILI 121, MILI 122,MILI 201,1VIILI 202, MIL! 301, MILI 302, MIL! 401, 
and xVULI 402. This laboratory provides opportunities for marksmanship training, 
rappelling, drill and ceremonies, communications training, and other activities. 

Veterans — Veterans who have served on active duty or in the army reserve or 
National (iuard are also eligible for the ROTC program. Although veterans are 
not required to take the basic course, they are encouraged to do so. All students, 
including veterans, must have a minimum of 54 credit hours prior to enrolling in 
the advanced course. 

National Guard and Army Reserve Members — Students enrolled in ROTC may 
also be members of the Army Reserve/National Guard. Through the Simultaneous 
Membership Program (SMP), those students enrolled in the advanced course will 
be placed in a leadership position as a cadet and will receive pay and entitlements 
from the National Guard or Army Reserve in the pay grade of Sergeant (E-5). 

Financial Assistance — ^The United StatesArmy offers. on a competitive nationwide 
basis, four-, three-, and two-year scholarships.The scholarships cover up to S2(),000 
of tuition. Recipients also receive benefits for educational fees (to include lab fees), a 
book allowance. anda subsistence allowance ranging from $200 to S400 per month. 
Applicants must be I'.S. citizens and must be under age 27 on the anticipated 
graduation date. Applications are available from the military science department. 
Veteran applicants can extend the age limit up to a maximum of three years, based 
on prior active dur\' service. 

Other Financial Aid — All students enrolled in the advanced course will receive 
a subsistence allowance of $350 per month junior )'ear and $400 per month se- 
nior year. For more information, contact the militar)' science department. GI Bill 
recipients still retain benefits. 

Tuition — Members of the Army or the Arm) Reserve, National Guard, Texas State 
Guard, or other reserve forces may be exempted from the nonresident tuition fee 
and other fees and charges. 

Special Training — Basic- and advanced-course students may volunteer for and may 
attend the U.S. Army Airborne and Air Assault courses during June.July. and August. 
Cadet Troop Leadership training positions are also available to advanced-course 
cadets during the summer months. 

Miscellaneous — ^All participating cadets are eligible for our internal scholarships 
provided b> our alumni and sponsors of the program. 



222 Departments / Militar)^ Science 

The Corps of Cadets sponsors an annual military ball in addition to other social 
events throughout the school year. The Department of Militar\^ Science sponsors 
extracurricular activities such as the University of Houston Color Guard and the 
Ranger Challenge Team. 

Minor in Military Science — To qualify' for a minor in militarv^ science, students 
must complete a minimum of 18 semester hours of course work, of which 12 must 
be advanced. Nine semester hours must be completed in residence, of which 6 
must be advanced. Students must also attend advanced camp. Students must attain 
a 3 grade point average or higher in military science courses attempted at this 
universit}'. Students may receive credit for 100- and 200-level courses based on prior 
militar}^ training, completion of ROTC Basic Camp, completion of JROTC training, 
or completion of one year at a service academy. 

See MHJ in the Courses of Instruction section (these are University of 
Houston listings). 



223 



Music 

The Shepherd School of Music 



Dean 

Robert Yekovich 

Professors 

Robert Athcrholt 
Richard Bado 
Richard Brown 
Leone Buyse 
Marcia J. Citron 
James Dunham 
PaulV H.Ellison 
Norman Fischer 
Kenneth Goldsmith 
Arthur Gottschalk 
Lynn Harrell 
Clyde HoUoway 
Thomas I.Jaber 
Benjamin C. Kamins 
Kathleen Kaun 
Stephen King 
Richard Lavenda 
Sergiu Luca 
Jon Kimura Parker 
Larr>' Rachleff 
Robert Roux 
Marie Speziale 
William VerMeulen 
Kathleen Winkler 
Professor Emeritus 
Raphael Fliegel 
Associate Professors 
Walter B. Bailey 
Anthony K. Brandt 
David Ferris 
Pierre Jalbert 
David E. Kirk 



Thomas LeGrand 
Paula Page 
Timothy Pitts 
Karen Ritscher 
Brinton Smith 
David L. Waters 
Michael Webster 
Assistant Professors 
Karim Al-Zand 
Gregor>' Barnett 
Shih-Hui Chen 
Kurt Stallmann 

Instructor 

Joan DerHovespian 

Artist Teachers 

Brian Connelly 
Jan de Chambrier 
Debra Dickinson 
Jeanne Kierman Fischer 
Michael Franciosi 
Christopher French 
Hans Graf 
Janet Rarick 
C. Dean Shank, Jr. 

Lecturers 

Nancy Gisbrecht Bailey 
Susan Dunn 
Phillip Kloeckner 
David B. Rosenfield 
Adjunct Lecturers 
Robert Simpson 
C. Richard Stasney 
PieterA.Visser 



DEGREES Offered: BA, BMus, BMus/MMus, MMus, DMA 
At the undergraduate level, the Shepherd School of Music offers both professional 
training and a broad liberal arts curriculum. Degree programs include a BA degree 
in music and a BMus degree in pertbrmance, composition, music histor>', and mu- 
sic theory-Acceptance into a five-year honors program leads to the simultaneous 
awarding of the BMus and MMus degrees. 

At the graduate level, the school offers professional music training for qualified 
students who concentrate on music composition, performance, or research that 
is supported bv lab or performing ensembles. This training includes theory^ and 
histon- seminars. Advanced degree programs include a MMus degree in composition, 
choral and instrumental conducting, historical musicology, performance, and music 
theory and a DMA degree in composition and selected areas of performance. 



224 Departments / Music 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL MUSIC MAJORS 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
All students majoring in music must participate in core music, applied music, and 
other required music courses, as well as in chamber music and large ensembles, 
plus electives.They are entitled to one hour of private lessons each week of each 
semester they are enrolled as a music major; private or group lessons beyond this 
may result in additional fees. Students in the BA program who wish to continue 
taking private lessons beyond the required four semesters of instrumental or vocal 
study must obtain permission from the dean of the Shepherd School. 

Examinations — At the end of each semester, a jur>^ examination in applied music is 
given over the material studied during the semester (All degree candidates except 
BA students must demonstrate keyboard proficiency in an examination. If students 
have little or no knowledge of the keyboard, they should enroll in secondary piano 
at the beginning of their first semester and continue study until they can meet the 
examination requirements.) 

Performance — Students are expected to perform frequently during their residence 
at Rice. Performance majors must present at least 2 full recitals. Composition and 
conducting students should present recitals as specified by their degree programs. 
Students are expected to attend both faculty and student recitals. In addition, all 
music majors must participate in the school's conducted ensembles as assigned. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Music, BMus, and 
BMus/MMus 

Admission — An audition, either in person or on tape, is required of each under- 
graduate applicant. The Shepherd School facult}^ and the university's Committee 
on Admission jointly determine admission, the latter basing its evaluation upon 
successful academic achievement and other standards of college admission. Transfer 
applicants from other colleges, conservatories, and universities must also provide 
an audition, personal or taped, and take placement exams in both music history 
and music theory. Once admitted, their prior preparation in music is assessed, 
which may reduce the required period of study at Rice. 

BA and BMus Program — ^For general university requirements, see Graduation 

Requirements (pages 14-15). - . . 

For either bachelor's degree, students majoring in music must have a total of at least 
1 20 semester hours at graduation. The complete curriculum for each major in music 
is available in the Shepherd School Student Handbook or in the undergraduate music 
office on the second floor of Alice Pratt Brown Hall. While the number of required 
hours var)^ according to major area, all music students must take the following 
core courses (those in the BA program are not required to take MUSI 331, 332 
and 431). 

• Music Theory: MUSI 211, 212, 311,312, and a theory elective chosen from 
MUSI 416, 512, 513, or 613. 

• Mw5/c///<y^or);; MUSI 222, 32 1,322, and 421. i- 

• Aural Skills and Performance Techniques: MUSI 231, 232, 331, 332, 
and 431. 

BMus/MMus Honors Program — ^The same general university requirements ap- 
ply, but students seeking the combined BMus/MMus degree must complete a total 
of at least 1 50 semester hours by graduation. The number of required hours varies 
according to major area. 



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The first five semesters of course work in this program parallel the core curriculum 
of the bachelor's degrees. The sixth semester is a transitional semester during which 
students qualifv^ for admission to the combined program. For further information, 
including application procedures, see the Shepherd School Student Handbook. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR MMUS AND DMA IN MUSIC 

Admission — For instnmiental, voice, and conducting applicants, an audition is 
required. C.omposition majors must submit portfolios, and musicolog) and theory 
majors must provide samples of their written work. The Graduate Record Examina- 
tion (CiRE) is required of graduate applicants in musicology and theor)'. Musicology 
applicants must also complete the advanced music tests. 

Requirements — For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 
5"- 58). For the MMus degree, candidates must complete at least two semesters of 
full-time stud>' at Rice. Semester hour minimums for the MMus degree var\' ac- 
cording to major area. For the DMA, candidates must complete a total of 90 hours 
beyond the bachelor's degree, attending Rice full time for at least four semesters 
after receiving their MMus degree. 

Thesis — ^A thesis is required of both music history and music theory majors. In lieu 
of a thesis, composition majors must produce an original work of extended scope, 
and conducting majors must present an extended composition or project. 

ACADEMIC Standards 

Curriculum and Degree Requirements — ^Further information on curricular 
requirements for all majors and degree programs is available from The Shepherd 
School of Music. 

Grading Policy — All music students must achieve at least a B- in course work in 
their major applied area. Students who receive a C-i- or lower in their major ap- 
plied area are placed on music probation. Music probation signifies that the work 
of the student has been sufficiently unsatisfactory to preclude graduation unless 
marked improvement is achieved promptly. While on probation, they may not be 
absent from class except for extraordinary reasons, and they ma)' not represent 
the school in any public function that is not directly part of a degree program. 
After receiving a second C-f or lower in their major area, whether in consecutive 
semesters or not, students are discontinued as music majors. 

Leaves of Absence and Voluntary Withdrawal — Music majors must obtain 
permission in writing from the dean of the Shepherd School before requesting a 
leave of absence from the university. Requests must be in the dean's office before 
the first day of classes in the semester for which leave is requested. 

Music majors taking voluntary withdrawal from the university are not guaranteed 
readmission into the Shepherd School and may be asked to reapph/reaudition. 
Students should explain the reasons for their withdrawal to the dean before 
leaving campus. 

Other Musical Opportunities 

For Nonmajors — ^Students who are not music majors may take the following 
courses designed for the general student (other music courses require the permis- 
sion of the instructor and the approval of the dean of the Shepherd School). 

• MUSI 1 1 1 Musical Lives 

• MUSI 112 Great Literature in Great Music 

• MUSI 117/118 Fundamentals of Music I and // 



226 Departments / Music 

• MUSI 3 1 7/3 1 8 Theory for Nonmajors I and // 

• MUSI 327/328 Music Literature for Nonmajors I and // 

• MUSI 334/335 Campanile Orchestra and Rice Chorale 

• MUSI 141-197 for individual instruction in all instruments 

• MUSI 340 Cowc^rf 5«w^ 

• M\}'^\^A2 Jazz Ensemble 

• MUSI ^45 Jazz Improvisation 

• MUSI 415 Band Arranging ~ J ^ v; i . _ .'«• . o- 

Lectures and Performances — A visiting lecturer series, a professional concert 
series, and numerous distinguished visiting musicians contribute to the Shepherd 
School environment. The Houston Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Chorus, Hous- 
ton Grand Opera, Texas Opera Theater, Houston BaUet, Houston Oratorio Society, 
Da Camera, Context, and Houston Friends of Music, as well as the activities of other 
institutions of higher learning in the area, also provide exceptional opportunities 
for students to enjoy a wide spectrum of music. 

See MUSI in the Courses of Instruction section. * 



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227 

Nanoscale Physics 

The Wiess School of Natural Sciences 

Director Assistant Professors 

F. Barry Dunning Jason H. Hafner 

Professors Thomas C. Killian 

Andrew R. Barron Douglas A. Natelson 

Neal F. Lane Frank R.Toffoletto 

Associate Professor Faculty Fellow 

Vicki L. Colvin Kristen M. Kulinowski 

DEGREES Offered: MS 

Rice Universit) introduced a professional master's degree in Nanoscale Physics in 
fall 2002. This program combines a strong component in quantum theory, which 
governs the behavior of systems at the nanoscale, with the study of practical nano- 
and mesoscale devices. The program provides the student with the knowledge 
required to successfully navigate the emerging field of nanotechnolog)'. New courses 
cover cutting-edge areas such as quantum behavior of nanostructures, quantum 
nanotechnology, nanoscale imaging, and the fabrication of nanostructures. In addi- 
tion, a year-long course in methods of experimental physics ensures that students 
obtain the advanced practical skills valuable to industry. 

The Nanoscale Physics degree is one of three tracks in the new Professional Master's 
Program at Rice housed in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences. These master's 
degrees are designed for students seeking to gain further scientific core expertise 
coupled with enhanced management and communication skills. These degrees 
instill a level of scholastic proficiency that exeeds that of the bachelor's level and 
creates the cross-functional aptitudes needed in modern industry. This will allow 
students to move more easily into management careers in consulting or research 
and development, design, and marketing of new science-based products. 

Degree Requirements for the MS in Nanoscale Physics 

In addition to the core science courses, students are required to complete a three- 
to six-month internship and take a set of cohort courses focusing on business 
and communication. At the conclusion of the internship, students must present 
a summary' of the internship project in both oral and written form as part of the 
Professional ^Master's Seminar 

Part-time students who already work in their area of study may fulfill the intern- 
ship requirement by working on an approved project with their current employer. 
Certain course requirements may be waived based upon prior graduate coursework 
or industrial experience. For general university requirements for graduate study, 
see pages 64-70, and see also Professional Degrees, page 58. 

Admission 

Admission to graduate study in nanoscale physics is open to qualified students 
holding a bachelors degree in physics, electrical engineering, or a related field that 
includes intermediate level work in mathematics, electrodynamics, and quantum 
physics. Department facults' evaluate the previous academic record and credentials 
of each applicant individually. 



228 Dqmrt mait s / Nanoscale Physics 



Science core courses: 

PHYS 533 Nanostructures and 
Nanotechnolog}' I (F) 

PHYS 539 Characterization and Fabrication 
at the Nanoscale (F) 

PHYS 557 Methods of Experimental Physics I (T) 

PHYS 534 Nanostructures and 
Nanotechnologv II (S) 

?lfYS55S Methods of Experimental 

Physics II (S) 

?EYS 416 Computational Physics (S) 



Internship 



Cohort courses: 

MGiMT 750 Management in Science and 

Engineering (F) 

NSCI 501 Professional Master's Seminar (F, S) 

[required for two semesters] 

NSCI 512 Professional Master' s Project (F, S) 

Plus a single course from the following: 

ENST 312 Environmental Battles in the 21st 
Centur}': Houston as Microcosm (S) 

PHIL 307 Social and Political Philosoph)' (F) 

POLI 55^ Policy Analysis (S) 

POLI Syi Public Policy and Bureaucracy (F) 

PHIL 316 Philosophy of Law (F) 



An internship under the guidance of a host company, government agency, or na- 
tional laboratory. A summary of the internship project is required in both oral and 
written form as part of the Professional Master's Project. 

Elective Courses 

Note: Each of these electives is not offered every year, and some courses may have 
prerequisites or require instructor permission. 

Students will choose four elective courses, two of which must be science or en- 
gineering 500 level or above. Recommended courses include, but are not limited 
to, the following: 



CAAM 378 Introduction to 
Operations Research (F) 

CENG 630 Chemical Engineering of 
Nanostructured Materials (S) 

CHEM 533 Nanostnicture and Naiiotechnolog] 

CHEM 547 Supratno/ecular Chemistr}' (F) 

CHEM 630 Molecular Spectroscopy and 
Group Theory (F) 

ELEC 561 Topics in Semiconductor 
Manufacturing (S) 

ELEC 562 Submicrometer and Nanometer 
Device Technology (S) 

ELEC 5()^ Laser Spectroscopy (F) 

ELEC 603 Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics (F) 

ELEC645 7'/7m/'//m(F) 



ELEC 685 Fundamentals of Medical Imaging (F) 

ENGI 303 Engineering Economics 
and Management (S) ' 

MGMT ()\1 Managerial Decision Making (S) 

MGMT 636 Systems Analysis and 
Database Design 

MGMT 661 International Business Law (F) 

MGMJ: 67 4 Production and ' 
Operations Management (F) 

MGMT 676 Project Management/ 
Project Finance (S) 

MGMT 721 General Business Law (S) 

MGMT 751 New Venture Creation in Science 
and Engineering (S) 



PHYS 569 Ultrafast Optical Phenomena (S) 

Professional Science Master's 5th Year Degree 
Option for Rice Undergraduates 

Rice students have an option to achieve the MS in nanoscale physics by adding an 
additional 5th year to the four undergraduate years of science studies. Advanced 
Rice students in good standing apply during their junior year, then start taking 
required core courses of the nanoscale physics program during their senior year 
A plan of study based on their particular focus area will need to be approved by 
the track director and the PSM coordinator ^ . / : ■;'>'■' • 



229 

Naval Science 



Chair 

Larry J.Watson 

Associate Professor 

Antonio J. Cerrillo 

Assistant Professors 
Matthew M. Mazat 
Geoff McKeel 
James R. Neal 



DEGREES Offered: none 

Students enroll in the Nav>^ Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program as 
scholarship or nonscholarship students. Sophomores may apply for the optional 
two-year program. The Department of Naval Science is administered by a senior 
U.S. Navy officer, assisted by officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. Navy and 
Marine Corps. 

Degree Requirements 

Rice does not offer a bachelor's in Naval Science. However, interested students can 
obtain a degree in any of the other programs offered by Rice, with a minor in Naval 
Science. Financial aid may be available to a Navy ROTC student. 

For university requirements for a specific degree, see Graduation Requirements 
and the section pertaining to that degree. Program requirements differ slightly 
depending on the student's scholarship status. 

Scholarship Navy ROTC students are appointed midshipmen,U.S. Naval Reserve, on 
a nationwide competitive basis.They receive stipend pay of $250-$400 per month 
for a maximum of four academic years, with all tuition, fees, and equipment paid for 
by the Navy. Additionally, students receive $300 per semester for books. Midship- 
men must complete the prescribed naval science courses and participate in drills 
and three summer cruises. After graduating with a bachelor's or graduate degree, 
they accept a commission as an ensign in the U.S. Navy or as a second lieutenant 
in the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Nonscholarship Navy ROTC students enter into a mutual contract with the Secre- 
tary of the Navy to take naval science courses and to participate in drills and one 
summer training cruise. On a competitive basis, students may apply to continue in 
the Nav)' ROTC program through their junior and senior years. The U.S. Navy pays 
these continuing students $ 300- $400 per month during their junior and senior years, 
offering them a commission in the U.S. Nav)^ or Marine C>orps upon graduation. The 
program chair may recommend nonscholarship students, on a local competitive 
basis, for scholarship status. 

Two-Year Program Option — In their sophomore year (junior year for five-year 
Rice students), students may apply for the two-year Nav>^ ROTC program, compet- 
ing nationwide for available scholarships. If selected, they attend the six-week 
Naval Science Institute (NSl) at Newport, Rhode Island, during Juh and August. NSI 
provides students with course material and training normally covered during the 
first two years of the regular Navv' ROTC program. Successful completion of NSI 



230 Departments / Naval Science 

qualifies students for enrollment in the advanced Navy ROTC program on an equal 
footing with the four-year students. Usually about 1 5 percent of the nonscholarship 
students finishing NSI are offered two-year Navy ROTC scholarships. Additional 
scholarships occasionally may be awarded to others upon the recommendation 
of the program chair. 

U.S. Marine Corps Program — ^Navy ROTC students, either scholarship or non- 
scholarship, may apply for the U.S. Marine Corps program. Students selected for 
that program are referred to as 'Marine Corps option students" and attend separate 
classes under a U.S. Marine officer instructor during their junior and senior years. 

See NAVA in the Courses of Instruction section. 



231 



NEUROSCIENCES 



The School of Social Sciences 



Director 

James R. Pomerantz 

Professors 

Stc\'cn J. Cox 
John w" Clark 
James L. Dannemiller 
Raymon M. Glantz 
Don H.Jolinson 
Randi C. Martin 
James R. Pomerantz 
Michael Stern 
Devika Subramanian 
MosheY.Vardi 
Rick K.Wilson 



Professor Emeritus 
Sydney M. Lamb 

Associate Professors 

Ton)' Ro 

Assistant Professors 

Darc>' Biirgund 
Denise Chen 
Mary E. Lane 
Geoffrey F. Potts 
Robert Raphael 



DEGREES Offered: None 

In the 1 999-2000 academic year, Rice University began offering a new set of courses 
I in the area of neuroscience to supplement a set of courses already offered by vari- 
I ous departments in closely allied areas.These courses, which carry the designation 
; NEUR, are offered in part by faculty associated with the Division of Neurosciences 
; at Baylor College of Medicine, in part by facult}' at the University of Texas Medical 
School at Houston, and in part by facult)' at Rice in several different departments 
(including biochemistry and cell biology,computer science, electrical and computer 
engineering, linguistics, and psychology.) They are intended primarily for Rice 
graduate students but, with permission, are available to advanced undergraduates. 
Some of these classes are taught at the nearby Texas Medical Center campus, and 
some are taught according to Baylor's or UTs academic calendars, which is dif- 
ferent from Rices. For further information on what courses are available and for 
', instructions on how to apply to enter these classes, consult Rice's neuroscience 
I website at http://www^.ruf.rice.edu/~neurosci/. 



See NEUR in the Courses of Instruction section. 



232 

Philosophy 



The School of Humanities 

Chair Associate Professors 

Steven G. Cro well Alastair Norcross 

Professors . Assistant Professors 

Baruch Brody Sherrilyn Roush 

Hugo Tristram Engelhardtjr. Hanoch Sheinman 

Richard E. Grandy . Rachel Zuckert 

xMark Kulstad Adjunct Professor 

Donald Ray Morrison Laurence McCuUough 

George Sher Visiting Professor 

Dermot Moran 

Degrees Offered: BA, MA, PhD 

Philosophy is best described as the attempt to think clearly and deeply about the 
fundamental questions that arise for us as human beings. What is the nature of i 
knowledge (epistemology)? How are we to distinguish between what really is and ! 
what only seems to be (metaphysics)? What is the right thing to do (ethics)? Is 
there any meaning to existence? To study the history^ of philosophy is to study the 
best, most enduring answers that have been given to these questions in the past. 
Because every other field of study adopts some stance toward these questions, 
though often implicitly, philosophical issues arise in the natural and social sciences, 
history, linguistics, literature, art, and so on. Special courses in philosophy deal with 
each of these. Characteristic of philosophy are commitments to the construction 
and evaluation of arguments, to expressing thoughts clearly and precisely, and to 
defending one's ideas and evaluating the ideas of others. The study of philosophy 
thus provides resources for critical participation in all realms of human endeavor. 

The graduate program trains students to teach and pursue research in the main areas 
of department concentration: ethics (especially bioethics) and social and political 
philosophy, history of philosophy, continental philosophy, and core portions of 
contemporary" analytic philosophy. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Philosophy 

For general university^ requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students majoring in philosophy must complete 30 semester hours (10 3-hour 
departmental courses); at least 18 hours (6 courses) must be at the 300 level or 
above. A double major must complete 27 hours (9 3-hour departmental courses) 
with all other requirements remaining the same. 

Majors must take the following courses: 

• PHIL 201 History of Philosophy I 

• PHIL 202 History of Philosophy II 

• Either PHIL 106 Logic or PHIL 305 Mathematical Logic 

In addition, majors must take at least one course from each of the following 
area lists: 

History PHIL 308 Continetital Philosophy 

PHIL ^0\ Ancient and Medieval Philosophy phil 321 Kant and 19th Century Philosophv 

PHIL 302 Modern Philosophy 



Philosophy 233 



Core Analytic Value Theory 

PHIL 303 Theor}' of Knowledge PHIL 306 Ethics 

PHIL 304 Metaphysics PHIL 307 Social & Political Philosophy 

PHIL 3 1 2 Philosophy of Mind PHIL 326 History of Ethics 

PHIL 3 1 3 Philosophy of Science PHIL 327 History of Social & Political 

PHIL 353 Philosophy of Language Philosophy 



Degree Requirements for MA and PhD 
IN Philosophy 

For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57-58). Students 
have the additional option of applying for a doctoral program specializing in bio- 
ethics (see below). 

For the MA in philosophy, candidates must: 

• Complete with high standing at least 30 semester hours in advanced courses 
approved by the department 

• Complete a written thesis on a subject approved by the department 

• Perform satisfactorily on a final oral examination (not limited to the student's 
special field of study) 

For the PhD in philosophy, candidates must: 

• Complete with high standing 42 hours of course work approved by the de- 
partment (including logic) 

• Demonstrate competence in logic 

• Pass a qualifying examination 

• Perform satisfactorily on an oral defense of their thesis proposal 

• Complete a written thesis on a subject approved by the department (at least 
one year of thesis research must be spent in residence) 

• Perform satisfactorily on a final oral examination (not limited to the student's 
special field of study) 

Bioethics Program — ^The PhD in philosophy with a specialization in medical ethics 
is offered in cooperation with the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at 
Baylor College of Medicine. Applicants to this special program must have enough 
background in philosophy to complete two and a half years of strong general training 
in philosophy at the graduate level After completing their general training, students 
receive instruction in clinical bioethics at Baylor College of Medicine and then 
write a dissertation drawing upon their philosophical and clinical training. Further 
information about this program is available from the Department of Philosophy. 

Continental Philosophy Program 

The PhD program in Continental philosophy allows graduate students to take 
advantage of resource facult)' in history, French studies, philosophy, and religious 
studies, all of whom have done distinguished philosophical work in the Continen- 
tal tradition. Students master the basic fields of analytic philosophy while doing a 
substantial amount of their course work with resource facult}'. Further information 
is available from the Department of Philosophy. 

See PHIL in the Courses of Instruction section. 



234 



Physics and Astronomy 



The Wiess School of Natural Sciences 



Chair 

F. Barr}^ Dunning 

Professors 

Billy E. Bonner 
Paul A. Cloutier 
Marjorie D. Corcoran 
Michael W. Deem 
Rui-Rui Du 
Ian M. Duck 
Reginald J. Dufour 
Arthur A. Few, Jr. 
James P. Hannon 
Thomas W.Hill 
Huey W.Huang 
Randall G. Hulet 
Neal Lane 
Eugene H. Levy 
Edison P. Liang 
Hannu E. Miettinen 
Gordon S. Mutchler 
Peter Nordlander 
Carl Rau 
Patricia H. Reiff 
Jabus B. Roberts, Jr. 
Qimiao Si 
Richard E. Smalley 
Paul M. Stevenson 

Professors Emeriti 

Stephen D. Baker 
John W Freeman 
E Curtis Michel 
Ronald E Stebbings 
G.King Walters 
Richard A. Wolf 



Associate Professors 

David Alexander 

Anthony A. Chan 

Stanley A. Dodds 

Patrick M. Hartigan 

B. Paul Padley ' 

Frank R.Toffoletto " i h 

Assistant Professors 

Matthew G. Baring 

Carlos J. Bolech 

Giovanni Fossati 

Jason H. Hafner 

Christopher Johns-Krull 

Ching-Hwa Kiang 

Thomas C. Killian 

Douglas A. Natelson 

Uwe Oberlack 

Han Pu 

Adjunct Professors 

David C Black 

James L. Burch 

Franklin R. Chang-Diaz 

James H. Newman 

Carolyn Sumners 

J. David Winningham 

Adjunct Associate Professors 

HuiLi 

Tomasz E Stepinski ; 

Instructors 

Leonard E. Suess , 

Todd M.Tinsley 

Senior Faculty Fellows 

Bernard G. Lindsay 
William J. Uope , . 

Pablo PYepes 

Faculty Fellow 

Stanislav Sazykin 
Ian A. Smith 



Degrees Offered: BA, BS, MST, MS, PhD 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers undergraduate and graduate pro- 
grams for a wide range of interests.The bachelor of arts degrees in physics and in 
astronomy are suitable for students who wish to obtain a broad liberal education 
with a concentration in physical science.The bachelor of science degrees in physics, 
in astrophysics, and in chemical physics provide preparation for employment or 
further study in physics and related fields. Students in the professional non-thesis, 
MST program obtain training in science teaching. Research facilities and thesis 
supervision are available for MS and PhD students in atomic, molecular, and optical 



Physics and Astronomy 235 



[physics; biophysics; condensed matter and surface physics; earth systems science; 
nuclear and particle physics; observational astronomy; solar system physics; space 
: plasma physics; and theoretical physics and astrophysics. 

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

For general university requirements, see (iniduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Major requirements consist of a common core of basic physics and mathematics 
courses, with additional course work specific to each degree program. Students 
may obtain credit for some courses by advanced placement, and the department's 
Undergraduate Committee can modif>' requirements to meet the needs of students 
with special backgrounds. 



All physics majors must complete the 
following courses: 

PHYS 101 or 1 1 1 Mechanics (with Lab) 

Pins 102 or \\l Electricity and Magnetism 
(with Lab) 

Pms 201 mves and Optics 

PmS 202 Modem Physics 



Additional courses for the BS degree 
in physics: 

PHYS 302 Intermediate Electrodynamics 

PHYS 311/312 Introduction to Quantum 
Physics I and II 

PmS 331/ ^^2 Junior Physics Laboraton' I 
and II 

Pins 4l 1 Introduction to Nuclear and 
Particle Physics 

Pins 412 Solid-state Physics 

P\\\S 425 Statistical and Thermal Physics 

PH^'S 491/492 indergradiuite Research 



PHYS 231 Elementar)' Physics Laboratory II 

PHYS 301 Intermediate Mechanics 

M\TH 101/102 Single Variable Calculus I and // 

IVL\TH 211 Ordinan' Differential Equations 
and Linear Algebra 

MATH 2 1 2 Multivariable Calculus 

(MATH ll\/in Honors Calculus III and PV 
may subsUtute for MATH 211/ MATH 212) 

PHYS 493/494 Undergraduate 
Research Seminar 

(The L'ndergraduate Research course iind 
seminar must be taken concurrently. ) 

M.\TH 381 Introduction to Partial Differential 
Equations and M\TH 382 Complex Analysis 
or CA\M 335 Matrix Analysis and CA\M 55(3 
Differential Equations in Science 
and Engineering 

CHEM 121/122 General Chemistry 
with Laboraton' 

or CHEM 151/152 Honors Chemistr}' 
with Ud)orator)' 



Additional courses for the BS degree in 
physics with option in applied plyysics: 

PHYS 302 Intermediate Electrodynamics 
or ELEC 306 Electromagnetic Fields 
and Devices 

PHYS 3 1 1 Introduction to Quantum Physics I 

PmS 312 Introduction to Quantum Physics II 

or El.EC 361 Electronic Materials and 

Quantum Devices 

2 of: PHYS 33 1/552 Junior Ph)'sics Laborator)' 

l2J\dH. ELEC 32" Digital Logic Design 

Laboraton\ ELEC 342 Electronic Circuits, and 

ELEC 465 Physical Electronics Practicum 

Pm S 4 1 2 Solid-state Physics 

or .\pproved substitute in applied physics 

Pms 425 Statistical and Thermal Physics 



PHYS 491/492 I ndergraduate Research 

pms 493/494 i ndergraduate 
Research Seminar 

(The l'ndergraduate Research course luid 
seminar must be taken concurrently.) 

ELEC 242 Fundamentals of Electrical 
Engineering II or ELEC 243 Introduction to 
Electronics 

ELEC 305 Introduction to Physical Electronics 

M\TH 381 Introduction to Partial 
Differential Equations 
or CA\M 336 Differential Equations in 
Science and Engineering 

CHEM 1 2 1/1 22 General Chemistry 
with Laborator}' 

or CHEM 151/152 Honors Chemistr}' 
with Laborator)' 



236 Departments / Physics and Astronomy 



Additional courses for the BS degree in 
physics with option in biophysics: 

PHYS 302 Intermediate Electrodynamics 

PHYS 311/312 Introduction to Quantum 
Physics I and // 

PHYS 425 Statistical and Thermal Physics 

BIOS 201/202 Introductory Biology 



BIOS 301 Biochemistry 

CHEM 121/122 General Chemistry with 

Laboratory 

or CHEM 151/152 Honors Chemistry with 

Laboratory 

CHEM 211/212 Organic Chemistry 
CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 



Additional courses for BS degree in physics 
tvith option in computational physics: 

PHYS 302 Intermediate Electrodynamics 

PHYS 311/312 Introduction to Quantum 
Physics I and // 

PHYS 41 6 Computational Physics 

PHYS 425 Statistical and Thermal Physics 

PHYS 491/492 Undergraduate Research 

PHYS 493/494 Undergraduate 
Research Seminar 

(The Undergraduate Research course and 
seminar must be taken concurrently.) 

MATH 381 Introduction to Partial Differential 
Equations and MATH 382 Complex Analysis 



or CAAM 335 Matrix Analysis and CAAM 336 
Differential Equations in Science 
and Engineering 

CAAM 210 Introduction to Engineering 
Computation 

CAAM 353 Computational Numerical Analysis 

CAAM 420 Computational Science I 

1 of: CAPM A52 Numerical Methods for Partial 
Differential Equations, CAAM 453 Numerical 
Analysis, CAAM 520 Computational Science II 

CHEM 121 General Chemistry with Laborator) 
or CHEM 1 5 1 Honors Chemistry with Laboratory 



Additional courses for the BS degree in 
astrophysics: 

PHYS 302 Intermediate Electrodynamics 

PHYS 3 1 1 Introduction to Quantum Physics I 

PHYS 425 Statistical and Thermal Physics 

ASTR 2^0 Astronomy Laboratory 

ASTR 350/360 Introduction to Astrophysics — 
Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology 

3 courses from: ASTR 450 Experimental 
Space Science, ASTR 45 1 Solar and Stellar 
Astrophysics, ASTR 452 Galaxies and 
Cosmobgy, ASTR 470 Solar System Physics, 
PHYS 3 1 2 Introduction to Quantum Physics II, 
PHYS 480 Introduction to Plasma Physics 



PHYS 491/492 Undergraduate Research 

PHYS 493/494 Undergraduate 
Research Seminar 

(The Undergraduate Research course and 
semmar must be taken concurrendy.) 

NSCI 230 Computation in Natural Science or 
CAAM 210 Introduction to 
Engineering Computation 

CAAM 336 Differential Equations in Science 
and Engineering 

CHEM 121 General Chemistry with Laboratory 



Additional courses for the BA degree 
in physics: 

PHYS 302 Intermediate Electrodynamics 

PHYS 311 Introduction to Quantum Physics I 

PHYS m Junior Physics Laboratory I 

PHYS 425 Statistical and Thermal Physics 



1 additional PHYS or ASTR course (3 credit 
hours) at 400 level 

NSCI 230 Computation in Natural Science 
or CAAM 210 Introduction to Engineering 
Computation or 1 MATH or CAAM course 
(3 credit hours) at or above 300 level 



Physics and Astronomy 237 



Additional courses for the BA degree 
in astronomy: 

Pins 33 1 Junior Physics Laboratory I 
I or NSCI 230 Computation in Satural Science 

PfnS 42 S Statistical ami Tbernial Physics 
or CHEM 311 Physical Chcmistr)' 

\ ASTR 100 Exploring the Cosmos 



ASTR 2^^ Astronomy Laborator)' 
ASTR 3SO/360 Introduction to Astrophysics- 
Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology 
ASTR 470 Solar System Physics 

1 of: ASTR 430 Teaching Astronomy 
Laborator}', ASTR 450 Experimental Space 
Science, or PHYS i^i Atmospheric Science 



Additional courses for the BS degree in 
chemical physics: 

CHEM 121/122 General Chemist ly or 

CHEM IS 1/1 52 Honors Chemistry 
\ with Lahorator)' 
* CHEM 2 1 1 Organic Chemistty 

CHEM 2 1 2 Organic Chemistry 
\ or CHEM 360 Inorganic Chemistr}' 

CHEM M\/^\i Physical Chemistn' 

; PH^'S 302 Intermediate Electrodynamics 

I 2 of: Pins 3 1 1 or 3 1 2 Introduction to 

I Quantum Physics I or //, CHEM 415 Chemical 

Kinetics and Dynamics, and CHEM 430 

Quantum Chemistr)' 

I 6 credit hours from: CHEM 215 Organic 
I Chemistiy Laboratory CHEM 351 or 352 
Introductor]' Module in Experimental Cl)emistry, 



CHEM 373-391, CHEM 435 Methods of 
Computational Quantum Chemistry, and 
PHYS 331 or m Junior Physics Laboratory I 
or //; up to 2 hours of CHEM 491 Research for 
Undergraduates or PHYS 491/492 Inder- 
graduate Research may be counted toward this 
requirement. 

6 credit hours from: NSCI 230 Computation 
in Natural Science, CAAM 210, Introduction 
to Engineering Computation, and M,'\TH, or 
CAAM courses at or above 300 level 



Requirements for Advanced Degrees 

For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57-58). More 
detailed information on courses and recjuirements is available from the Department 
of Physics and Astronomy. 

The master of science teaching requires 30 credit hours of approved course work. 

The master of science is a research degree, normally undertaken as the first stage 
of doctoral study. The MS requires at least 30 credit hours of approved graduate- 
level studies, including a thesis performed under the direction of a departmental 
faculty member 

To be eligible for the PhD degree, graduate students must demonstrate to the depart- 
ment their ability to engage in advanced research. This is normally accomplished 
by successfully completing the work for the MS Students must also complete 60 
credit hours of approved graduate-level study at Rice and produce a research thesis 
under the direction of a departmental faculty memberAt least two years of gradu- 
ate study are required for the PliD 



See ASTR and PHYS in the Courses of Instruction section. 



238 

POLICY Studies 



The School of Social Sciences 



Director 

Donald Ostdiek 



DEGREE Offered: BA 

This interdisciplinary major focuses on policy issues that are of public interest. Stu- 
dents in policy studies evaluate and analyze both the determinants and the effects 
of policy decisions, gaining an understanding of the policy-making process and 
acquiring an intellectual base for policy-making skills. The course of study addresses 
theoretical issues as well as applied and prescriptive policy questions. 

Students may take policy studies only as a second major. It complements majors 
in any university department. For instance, engineering or science majors who 
are contemplating careers in business or government can investigate how techni- 
cal innovations or regulations are adopted and implemented as matters of public 
policy, and humanities majors can explore career options where language skills 
are particularly valuable. 

Students are encouraged to investigate research opportunities with Rice faculty. 
Students may also elect to participate in the Washington Semester Program at 
American University, which includes both course work and an internship within 
the federal government. See the policy studies director for more information. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BA IN POLICY STUDIES 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students may take the policy studies major only as a second major (their first major 
cannot also be in an interdepartmental program). The major contains 11 courses 
divided into the following elements: a basic curriculum, an area curriculum, and a 
research requirement. 

The policy studies basic curriculum introduces students to the basic concepts 
and tools needed to understand and study policy, regardless of the policy area they 
choose to focus on. The four courses ensure that all policy studies majors have a 
common professional vocabulary and conceptual frame of reference. The policy 
studies area curriculum provides specialized training that builds on students' 
work in the basic curriculum. 

Students are required to take 6 courses from one of the following areas 
of specialization: 

• Environmental policy ' ^ . . ,, ■ /^cfu .■■ , ■. 

• Government policy and management . ; .. 

• Healthcare management 

• International affairs ;; ;■/ - ^nr> > ';;h -; 

• Law and justice 

• Business policy and management , . 

• Urban and social change 

Policy studies students must also engage in a research project in their area of in- 
terest. In consultation with the policy studies director, each student must select a 



Policy Studies 239 

research seminar or complete an approved research project through independent 
study or other credit.The Policy Studies Research Seminar (SOSC 400) also counts 
for this requirement. 



4 Basic Curriculum Courses 

POLI 338/SOSC 301 Policy Analysis 

ECON 2 11 or 2 1 2 Principles of Economics I 
or II 

POLI 337 Public Policy and Bureaucracy 
1 advanced analysis or methods course 
approved by the pohcy studies director 

6 Area Curriculum Courses 

6 courses from one of the following 
seven groups: 

/. Environmental Policy 
(Choose 6) 

ECON 480 Environmental and Energy 
Economics I 

POLI 331 Environmental Politics and Policy 

SOCI 367 Environmental Sociology 

ENVI 306 Global Environmental Law and 
Sustainable Development 

ENVI 406 Introduction to Environmental Law 

HIST 330 U.S. Environmental History 

ARCH 313 Sustainable Architecture 

ANTH 468 Palaeoclimate and Human Response 

BIOS 322 Global Ecosystem Dynamics 

BIOS 324 Wetland Ecosystems 

BIOS 325 Ecology 

ENGL 478 Literature and the Environment 

ENWHPHS 201 Introduction to 

Environmental Systems 

ENVI 445 Natural Environmental Factors 

GEOL 326 Environmental Geology 

GEOL341 The Oceans 

GEOL 345 Geology of National Parks 

POLI 336 Politics of Regulation 

RELI 362 Environmental Ethics 

SPAC IQ^ Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate 

SPAC 443/ENVI 443 Atmospheric Science 

UNIV 303 Environmental Problem Solving 

2. Government Policy and Management 
(Choose 6) 

ECON 436 Government Regulation of Business 
ECON 461 Urban Economics 



ECON m Public Finance 
POLI 300 Federalism and 
Intergovernmental Politics 
?0U m State Politics 
POLI 332/432 Urban Politics 
POLI 436 Politics of Regulation 
ANTH 344 City/Culture 
ECON 438 Economics of the Law 

ECON 480 Environmental and Energy 
Economics I 

POLI 330 Minority Politics 

POLI 331 Environmental Politics and Policy 

POLI 335 Political Environment of Business 

POLI 458 Property Rights and Privatization 

ENVI 406 Introduction to Environmental Law 

HIST 468 Women and the Welfare State 

SOSC ^"S^ Healthcare Reform in the 50 States 

SOSC 430 The Shaping of Health Policy in the 

United States 

SOCI 308 Houston: The Sociology of a City 

SOCI 331 Politics and Society in Texas 

SOCI 370 Sociology of Education 

SOCI 350 Sociological Approaches to Poverty 

SOCI 399 Immigration and Public Health 

SOa An Social Change 

SOCI 441 Minorities in the Schooling Process 

3. Healthcare Policy and Management 
(Choose 6) 

ANTH 381 Medical Anthropology 

ANTH 386 Human Nutrition 

ANTH 388 Life Cycle: A Biocultural View 

HEAL 2 1 2 Consumer Health 

HEAL 350 Understanding Cancer 

HEAL 407 Epidemiology 

HEAL 410 Program Development in 

Health Education 

PHIL 315 Ethics, Medicine, and Public Policy 

RELI 462/463 Medical Ethics and American 

Values I and // 

SOSC 330 Healthcare Reform in the 50 States 

SOSC 420 Healthcare: Competition and 
Managed Care 



240 Departments / Policy Studies 



SOSC 430 The Shaping of Health Policy in the 
United States 

SOCI 334 Sociology of the Family 

SOCI 345 Sociology of Medicine 

SOCI 399 Immigration and Public Health 

SPAN 307/308 The Language of Healthcare 

4. International Affairs 
(Choose 6) 

ECON 420 International Economics 

POLI yil American Foreign Policy 

POLI 376 International Political Economy 

POLI 378 The Politics of American National 
Security Policy 

POLI 462 Comparative Public Policy 

ANTH 360 Modernity and Social Space 

ECON 421 International Finance 

ECON 430 Comparative Economic Systems 

ECON 451 Political Economy of Latin America 

HIST 232 The Making of Modem Africa 

msr 555 The Cold War 

HIST 394 War in the Modem World 

HIST 464 Foreign Policy of Nixon 
and Kissinger 

HIST 469 US-Latin America Fetation . 5 . 

POLI 354 Latin American Politics 

POLI 355 Govemment and Politics of the 
Middle East 

POLI 356 Politics of Latin American 
Economic Development 
POLI 360 West European Democracies 
POLI 361 Comparative ,_ . . 

Post-Communist Systems \,- ,.r 

?0U. 575 Intemational Conflict - 

POLI 376 International Political Economy 
POLI 464 Political Economy of Development 

5. Law and Justice (Choose 6) 

ANIU 526 Anthropolog)^ of Law 

ANTH 419 Law and Society 

ECON 438/439 Economics of the Law I and // 

ENVI 406 Introduction to Environmental Law 

HIST 1^1/1% American l£gal History I and // 

PHE 307 Social and Political Philosophy 

PHIL 3 1 6 Philosophy of Law 



POLI 521 American Constitutional Law 
POLI 458 Property Rights and Privatization 
SOCI 321 Criminology 

6. Business Policy and Management 
(Choose 6) 

ECON 436 Govemment Regulation 
of Business 

ECON 445 Managerial Economics 

ECON 435 Industrial Organization 

POLI 335 Political Environment of Business 

POLI 336 Politics of Regulation 

PSYC 231 Industrial and 
Organizational Psychology 

ACCO 305 Introduction to Accounting 

ECON 355 Money and Banking 

ECON 570 Microeconomic Theory 

ECON 375 Macroeconomic Theory 

ECON 4\5 Human Resources, Wages, 

and Welfare 

ECON 420 International Economics 

ECON 421 Intemational Finance 

ECON 448 Corporation Finance 

HIST 331 Z«6or in America 

POLI 376 Intemational Political Economy 

POLI 458 Property Rights and Privatization 

POLI 464 Political Economy of Development 

7. i/r6/wi «w/f Social Change 

ANTH 344 City/Culture 

ANTH 360 Modemity and Social Space 

ARCH 5\\ Houston Architecture 

ARCH 313 Sustainable Architecture 

ARCH 321 Economics of the 

Built Environment 

ARCH 346 /i?//?- and 20th-century 

Architectural Histor)' 

ARCH 351 Social Issues and Architecture 

ARCH 455 Housing and Urban Programs 

ECON 46 1 f/r^^w Economics 

ECON 480 Environmental Economics 

HIST 377 The Ancient City 

HIST 429 Technologies of Nationalism 

HART 325 i4r/ and Architecture in the 

Middle East 

PHIL 307 Social and Political Phibsophy 



Policy Studies 241 

SOCI 301 Social Inequality 

SOCI 308 Houston: The Sociology of a City 

SOCI 309 Race and Ethnic Relations 

SOCI 310 Urban Sociolog)' 

SOCI 515 Demography 

SOCI 411 Social Chatige 

POLI 332 Urban Politics 

POLI 438 Race and Public Policy 

POLI 441 Common Property Resources 



I 



242 ...:-.- r^il:ri , ■ 

POLITICAL Science 



The School of Social Sciences 

Chair Associate Professors 

Rick K.Wilson John R.Alford 

Professors Mark P.Jones 

Earl Black Brett Ashley Leeds 

Paul Brace Melissa J. Marschall 
Gilbert Morris Cuthbertson William Reed 

Keith Edward Hamm Randolph T. Stevenson 

William P. Hobby Assistant Professors 

David W Leebron Regina P. Branton 

T. Clifton Morgan Lanny Martin 

Robert M. Stein MonikaA. Nalepa 

Richard J. Stoll Lecturer 

Professors Emeriti CM. Hudspeth 
John S. Ambler 
Chandler Davidson 
Fred R. von der Mehden 

DEGREES Offered: BA, MA, PhD 

Students majoring in political science are encouraged to achieve both a broad 
understanding of the field and a specialized knowledge of one or more aspects of 
political science, including American politics and comparative politics and politics 
and international relations (see also majors in managerial studies and public policy). 
Graduate study is grounded in the areas of American government (public policy, 
Congress, and intergovernmental relations), comparative government (Western 
Europe, Latin America, and political development), and international relations 
(international conflict). 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BA IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students majoring in political science must complete 30 semester hours 
(10 courses) in the field of political science, plus 6 hours (2 courses) of upper-level 
work in any of the following fields: anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, 
psychology, or sociology. Students select these upper-level courses in consultation 
with the department adviser. 

For students who entered Rice in fall 1999 and thereafter, political science 
degree requirements are as follows: 

• At least 1 course in each of the follow^ing fields: American government, com- 
parative politics, international relations, theory and methods. 

• At least 2 of the 4 introductory courses 

• A concentration of at least 4 courses in one of the following fields: American 
government, comparative politics, international relations. These 4 courses 
must include the introductory course and a seminar. 

• A statistics course offered by the Department of Political Science 



Political Science 243 

• 2 seminars, at the 400 or 500 level, with different instructors 

Students who entered Rice before fall 1999 may choose to satisfy the above 
requirements, or they may satisfy requirements in force at the time of 
their enrollment at Rice, which usually will be as follows: 

• At least 1 course in any four of the following areas: American political insti- 
tutions and behavior, comparative politics, international relations, political 
philosophy and legal theory; empirical theory and method, and American 
public policy 

• 2 seminars, at the 400 or 500 level, with different instructors 

Double majors in one of the related disciplines named above may automatically 
substitute 6 hours (2 courses) in upper-level studies (at the 300 level or above) 
from their second field for 6 of the required 30 hours of political science courses. 
Double majors whose second major is managerial studies or policy studies may 
automatically substitute 3 hours (1 course). Double majors whose second major 
is in a field other than those listed above normally must take the full 30 hours (10 
courses) in political science.The)' may petition to substitute a course from another 
field for a political science course, but this is permitted only when the course to be 
substituted has a significant relationship to political science. Note:The reduction of 
political science course requirements for double majors is eliminated for students 
who entered in and after fall 1999. 

Introductory Courses — ^POLl 20^ Introduction to Constitutionalisfn and Modem 
Politiccd Thought, POLI 210 American Governtnent and Politics, POLl 2 1 1 Inter- 
national Relations,and POLI 212 Introduction to Comparative Politics constitute 
the introductory' courses in political science. Students entering in the fall 1999 
and after must take at least 2 of these, including one in the field of special- 
ization. Students should note, however, that POLI 210 is the course that meets the 
Texas state licensing requirements in political science for teachers. Students who 
entered Rice before fall 1999 and choose to stay with the old plan may count no 
more than 2 of the introductory courses toward their major requirements. 

Directed Readings Courses — Directed readings courses are intended for stu- 
dents who have completed a substantial number of political science courses and 
who seek to explore a subject not covered in regular courses. They are available 
only if an appropriate faculty' member agrees to supervise. The faculty member 
supervising a directed readings course must have a full-time appointment, and a 
student may not take more than 1 readings course from him or her. Students should 
submit a brief, one-page description of the work to be conducted in the readings 
course (including the name of the faculty' supervisor) to the department director 
of undergraduate studies no later than two weeks into the semester in which they 
intend to take the course. Readings courses do not count toward the department's 
distribution requirement. 

Honors Program — ^Admission to the honors program requires the approval of 
the department director of undergraduate studies. During the first semester of the 
twosemester program, students take a readings course that provides them with a 
basis for drawing up a thesis prospectus. At the end of the first semester, a thesis 
committee composed of two full-time members of the political science depart- 
ment re\iews and appro\es the prospectus. During the second semester, students 
write their honors thesis, which also must meet with committee approval. Students 
may not combine the 2 honors courses into one semester. Those who successfully 
complete the honors program may substitute it for one of the seminars required 



244 Departments / Political Science 

for the major. See also Honors Programs (page 26). Failure to complete the second 
semester of the honors program will result in loss of credit for the first semester 
of the honors program. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR MA AND PhD IN 
POLITICAL SCIENCE ; ^ -/ 

For general university' requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57-58). Stu- 
dents in the PhD program must complete 48 semester hours in advanced courses 
or seminars before candidacy and conclude the degree program with the oral 
presentation of a dissertation displaying original research. Normally, students take 
the specified core courses in the three general fields of American government, 
comparative government, and international relations, completing additional course 
work and comprehensive examinations in two of those three fields. Before taking 
the comprehensive examinations, students must: 

• Complete courses in statistical analysis 

• Demonstrate some familiarity with traditional political theory 

• Satisfy the language or skill requirement in their major field 

• Complete all course requirements 

Students select specific courses for graduate study in consultation with the faculty 
adviser. 

The master of arts degree can be obtained with 36 semester hours of course 
work, all of which must be taken at the graduate level (400 level or above), and 
the completion of 2 research papers in seminars taken over the course of study. A 
minimum G.P.A. of 30 is required for awarding the MA. 

The political science department requires that not more than three years elapse 
between the time the student is admitted to graduate study and the completion 
of the MA degree, unless an extension is approved by the department graduate 
committee. ' 

See POLI in the Courses of Instruction section. 



245 



PSYCHOLOGY 



The School of Social Sciences 



Department Faculty 



Chair 

Randi C. Martin 

Professors 

James L. Dannemiller 
Randi C. Martin 
James R. Pomerantz 
David J. Schneider 
Michael J. Watkins 

Professors Emeritus 

JohnW.Brelsford 
Kenneth R. Laughery 



Professors 
Richard P. Bagozzi 
Jennifer M. George 
H.Albert Napier 
Ronald N.Taylor 
Rick K.Wilson 



Associate Professors 

Sarah A. Burnett 
MicheUe ("Mikki") R. Hebl 
David M. Lane 
Tony Ro 

Assistant Professors 

Daniel J. Beal 
Margaret E. Beier 
E. Darcy Burgund 
Michael D. Byrne 
Xiaohong Denise Chen 
Geoffrey E Potts 

Joint Appointments 

Associate Professors 
Richard R. Batsell 
Steven C Currall 

Assistant Professor 

D. Brent Smith 



Adjunct Appointments 



Adjunct Professors 
John H. Byrne 
J. Maxwell Elden 
William C. Howell 
Paul Richard Jeanneret 
Katherine A. Loveland 
Harvey S. Levin 
John E. Overall 
Anthony A. Wright 
Adjunct Associate 
Professors 
Lindley E. Doran 
S. Morton McPhail 
Deborah A. Pearson 
Anne Bibiana Sereno 
Kevin C.Wooten 



Adjunct Assistant Professors 

Janice Bordeaux 

Harold K. Doerr 

David M. Eagleman 

Ronald E. Fisher 

Betty S. Sanders 

Mihriban Whitmore 

Heidi Ziemer 

Adjunct Instructors 

Roberta M. Diddel 

Anne Victoria Wilkinson 

Visiting Scholars 
Mary R. Newsome 
Adjunct Lecturer 
Rachel Winer Flannery 



Research Faculty 



Research Scientist 
Chaiyapoj Nestsiri 
Postdoctoral Research 
Associates 
Philip C. Burton 
Rachel G. Hull 



Professor in the Practice 

Philip T. Kortum 



246 Departments / Psychology 



DEGREES Offered; BA, MA, PhD 

The undergraduate program offers the core preparation recommended by the 
nation's leading graduate schools of psychology, with advanced courses and research 
opportunities to fit individual needs. Programs of study may be structured around 
prospective careers in medicine, law,business, and education as well as in psychology. 
Program emphasis in graduate study is on doctoral training, which includes course 
work in memory, cognition, engineering and industrial/organizational psychology, 
social psychology, and methodology. Facult}' research interests include cogni- 
tive psychology (human memory, psycholinguistics, perception, and information 
processing), cognitive neuropsychology (memory, perception, and language 
disorders), human-computer interaction, and industrial/organizational 
psychology (personnel selection, training, work motivation, discrimination, and 
group processes). 

DEGREE Requirements for BA in Psychology 

For general universit}' requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students majoring in psychology must complete 29 semester hours in departmental 
courses, including the following required courses. 



Core Courses 

PSYC 101 Introductioti to PsychologY 
PSYC 202 Introduction to Social Psychology 
PSYC 203 Introduction to 
Cognitive Psychology 

PSYC 339 Statistical Methods— Psychology 
PSYC 340 Research Methods (no substitutions 
or transfer credits allowed for PSYC 339 
or 340) 

At least 1 course from each block* 

Block 1 

?SYC50SMemor)' 

PSYC 309 Psychology of Language 



PSYC 350 Psychology of Learning 
PSYC 351 Psychology of Perception 
PSYC 360 Thinking 
PSYC 362 Biopsycholog)' 
Block 2 

PSYC 321 Developmental Psychology 
PSYC 329 Psychological Testing 
PSYC 550 Personality Theory 
PSYC 331 The Psycholog)' of Gender 
PSYC 552 Abnormal Behavior 

PSYC 460 The Psycholog}' of Emotion 
and Motivation 

*No substitutions or transfer credits allowed to 
fulfill Block 1 and 2 requirements. 



Honors Program — Qualified students may apply to the honors program during 
preregistration in the spring semester of their junior year.A written proposal for the 
project must be submitted by the end of the second week of classes in fall of the senior 
year, and the facult}^ will decide on final admission to the honors program by the end 
of the fourth week of classes Admission to the honors program requires a psychology' 
GPA of 37 and an overall GPA of 35, completion of PSYC 339, and completion 
or concurrent enrollment in PSYC 340. To graduate with departmental honors, 
students must complete the requirements for the psychology major, a written 
honors thesis approved by a faculty committee, and other requirements as de- 
termined by their honors committee (see Honors Program, page 26). Detailed 
information about the honors program is available from the instructor of the course 
or the departmental office. 

DEGREE Requirements for MA and PhD in psychology 

Students must complete an admission-to-candidacy procedure that should 
establish their expertise in their chosen specialty. For general university' require- 
ments, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57-58).For both MAand PhD degrees, students 
must complete a research thesis, including a public oral defense, and accumulate 



Psychology 247 

30 semester hours for the MA and 60 hours for the PhD. Course work includes 
required courses in certain areas, plus whatever offerings are available in the student's 
specialty area, either cognitive/experimental, industrial/organizational/social, or 
engineering psychology. Competence in a foreign language is not required. 

See PSYC in the Courses of Instruction section. 



20 > ,,v,..^'. :■; 

Religious Studies 



The School of Humanities 

Chair Assistant Professors 

Jeffrey J. Kripal David Cook 

Professors Gregory Kaplan 

Thomas R. Cole Adjunct Professor 

Aline C. Klein Stanley J. Reiser 

Anthony B. Pinn Adjunct Associate Professor 

JohnM.Stroup Elizabeth Heitman 



Lecturer 
Beverlee Jill Carroll 



Professors Emeioti 

Werner H. Kelber 
Edith Wyschogrod 

Associate Professors 

Elias K. Bongmba 
Matthias Henze 
William B. Parsons 

Degrees Offered: BA, PhD 

The undergraduate major includes courses in methodology (textual, historical, 
normative, and sociocultural approaches to the study of religion) and religious 
traditions (African religions, Buddhism, Christianit}, comparative religions, Hindu- 
ism, Islam, and Judaism). For research degrees in the graduate program, see below. 
Within these clearly defined fields, students acquire a broad knowledge of religious 
studies with enough flexibility^ for interdisciplinar}'^ pursuits. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Religious Studies 

For general universit}- requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
In addition, students must also satisfy^ the distribution requirements and complete 
no fewer than 60 semester hours outside the departmental requirements for 
a program totaling at least 120 semester hours. See Distribution Requirements 
(pages 15-16) and Majors (pages 17-18). 

Students majoring or double-majoring in religious studies must complete: 

• 30 hours for majors 

• 24 hours for double majors 

• 24 hours for majors at 200, 300, or 400 level 

• 18 hours for double-majors at 200, 300, or 400 level 

• No more than 2 courses outside the Department of Religious Studies 

To ensure breadth and depth to the major, students are encouraged to work out 
a program of study with the undergraduate advisor. The 30 hours (24 for double- 
majors) must include the following requirements: 

• RELI 101 Introduction to Religion 

• 2 introductory courses in religious traditions (one Western; one non-Western) 

• At least 3 courses concentrated in one of the following fields: Judaism, Chris- 
tianit}^ African religion. Buddhism, comparative studies, cross-cultural studies, 
Islam, Hinduism, methodological studies, or ethics/philosophy of religion 

Honors Program. Qualified undergraduates may choose the option of writing a 
senior thesis.To complete a thesis, the student must enroll for 6 hours in addition to 



Religious Studies 249 

the 30 hours (24 for double majors) required for the major. Students are expected 
to have at least a 3. 50 average in their religious studies courses before undertaking 
thesis work and must obtain the permission of a faculty advisor who will supervise 
the project, usually during the second semester of the junior year and first semester 
of the senior \earAn\ additional supervisors and readers of the completed thesis 
(if any) will be arranged in advance by the primary faculty advisor in consultation 
with relevant faculty. 

DEGREE Requirements for PhD in Religious Studies 

The graduate program accepts a limited number of qualified students. A distinguished 
undergraduate record and high scores on the Ciraduate Record Examination (CiRE) 
are essential and an advanced degree in the humanities is desirable. For general 
university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57-58). Students admitted 
into the program will normally receive financial assistance in the form of a tuition 
waiver and a stipend. As part of their training and in return for their stipends, stu- 
dents in their second year and beyond are expected to perform a minimum amount 
of services in return for their stipend by assisting the department as needed. 

The PhD in religious studies is normally a five-year program. Requirements are 
as follows: 

• 18 courses (54 hours required) 

— 6 courses in the major field 

— 3 courses in each of two minor fields (see list of fields below) 

— 2 department seminars (one or more of which may count as a major 

or minor course) to be taken in each of the first two years 
— 4 to 6 elective courses chosen in consultation with the 

student's adviser 

• Passing grades on reading examinations in French and German 

• Passing grades in 4 qualif\ang examinations: 3 in the student's major field, 1 
in each of the students 2 minor fields. The nature and content of the exami- 
nations or papers will be determined one year prior to the date the student 
expects to write them, which is ordinarily the end of the third or beginning 
of the fourth year in the program. 

• Oral discussion of dissertation proposal 

• Satisfactory completion of dissertation and oral defense 

Reading Lists — Students should become broadly familiar with the literature of their 
majors and minors; reading lists will be provided. Students are expected to familiarize 
themselves with this material enough that they draw on it on their exams and the 
dissertation itself. The graduate seminar is. in part, an introduction to areas of the 
reading list and to the techniques for engaging in deep, independent reading. 

Fields of Study — Religion and contemporar> cultures, scriptural interpretation, 
ethics and philosophy of religion, mysticism, psychology, and religious practices 
are fields of stud> in this program. These fields will include courses covering one 
or more of the following traditions: Airican and Alrican-ba.sed religions. Buddhism, 
(>hristianity, Hinduism, Judaism, and new and alternative religions. Students may 
concentrate in one or more of these traditions in the context of their major and 
minor fields. 



250 Departments / Religious Studies 

Professional Development 

Opportunities may be available to teach undergraduate courses in the department 
or in local colleges and universities. Limited funds are also available for students 
to attend conferences to present their research.The department encourages these 
and other efforts to prepare students for academic careers. 

See RELI in the Courses of Instruction section. 



251 

Sociology 

The School of Social Sciences 

Chair Associate Professors 

Elizabeth Long Katharine Donato 

Professors Assistant Professors 

Michael O. Emerson Bridget K. Gorman 

Stephen L. Klineberg Holly Heard 

Professors Emeriti Postdoctoral Fellows 

Chandler Davidson Elaine Howard Ecklund 

Chad Gordon Anne E. Lincoln 
William Martin 

DEGREE Offered: BA 

This undergraduate major fosters an analytic approach to the study of human societ- 
ies, whether as a preparation for graduate work in sociology and related fields, or as 
the foundation for a variety of occupations. It is also an important component of a 
liberal arts education and as such, can serve as effective preparation for professions 
such as law or medicine The program provides students with considerable latitude 
in pursuing personal interests while ensuring familiarity with basic theoretical ap- 
proaches and research methods. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BA IN SOCIOLOGY 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students majoring in sociology must complete at least 33 semester hours (11 courses) 
in sociology. Requirements for the major normally include the following. 

SOCl 203 Introduction to Sociolog}' SOCI 359 Individual and Society 

SOCl 398 Social Statistics SOCl 395 Feminist Social Thought 

1 of the following: Any other sociology courses to reach a 

SOCI 390 Research Methods total of 1 1 

SOCI 421 Craft of Sociology 

.\t least 1 theory course, such as: 

SOCl 317 Contemporary Sociological Theory 

Sociology majors must earn a C or better to receive credit for the following courses: 
statistics (SOCI 398),theor)'(SOCl 317,SC)C1 395,orSOCI 3'>9),and research methods 
(SOC^I 390 or SOCI 421). This rule applies to Rice courses and transfer courses. 

Sociology majors are strongly encouraged to complete the required statistics 
course in the Rice sociology department. To receive credit for a statistics course 
completed outside the department (another Rice department or another university), 
the student must: (1) receive prior approval from the undergraduate advisor to 
enroll in the course (waived for transfer students), and (2) pass the departmental 
statistics exam. 

Sociology majors are not required to take a foreign language, hut those planning 
graduate study should be competent in at least one such language. Some sociol- 
ogy courses listed in the (>ourses of Instruction section ma\ not be offered every 
year, and courses among the regular offerings are occasionalh added or dropped. 



252 Departments / Sociology 

Students are responsible for making sure they satisfy all the requirements for their 
degree. One of the sociology faculty, preferably department advisor Professor 
Gorman, should sign each major's registration. 

Honors Program — ^For general information, see Honors Programs (page 26). 
Students who have maintained an A- average in all sociology courses beyond the 
introductory level may apply to enter the honors program. They should submit 
their research proposals: 

a) by November 15 of the first semester of their junior year, in which case they 
will research and write their thesis during the second semester of their junior 
year and the first semester of their senior year 

b) by March 1 5 of the second semester of their junior year, in which case they 
will complete their thesis during the two semesters of their senior year. 

Since departmental awards for seniors are usually determined around March 1 , and 
the honors thesis is often taken into consideration in this determination, students 
who wish to be considered for these awards are advised to begin their thesis in 
the spring of their junior year. Research proposals must be carefully thought out 
and discussed with at least one professor before being submitted. Once submitted, 
they will be considered by the department faculty^ as a whole and, if acceptable, 
the student will be assigned a faculty adviser. ' 

Students in the honors program register for two successive semesters in Directed 
Honors Research (SOCI 492 and 493).The first of the 2 courses is typically devoted 
to a thorough review of the relevant literature, the formulation of hypotheses 
growing out of the literature review, and a proposal consisting of a research design 
that clearly describes how the data are to be collected and analyzed. To receive a 
grade for the first semester, the student must submit a paper to the primary' thesis 
adviser by the last day of classes. This paper must contain the literature review, 
hypotheses, and research design, along with a bibliography. The research itself is 
usually carried out in the second semester (and sometimes in the summer following 
the junior year) and is analyzed, written up, and defended as a completed Honors 
Thesis during that semester. 

All honors students should complete SOCI 390 Research Methods or SOCI 421 
The Craft of Sociology before beginning the second semester of the program. If 
their project requires statistical analysis, students should also complete SOCI 398 
Social Statistics before beginning the second semester of their research. 

See SOCI in the Courses of Instruction section. " 



253 



STATISTICS 

The George R. Brown School of Engineering 



Chair 
Rudy Guerra 

Professors 

Bnan W. Brown (joint 

appointment: Economics) 

Dennis Cox 

Mahmoud El-Gamal (Joint 

appointment: Economics) 

Katherine B. Ensor 

Don H.Johnson (foint appointment: 

Electrical and Computer Engineering) 

Marek Kimmel 

Javier Rojo 

Rudy Guerra 

David W.Scott 

Robin Sickles (foint 

appointment: Economics) 

James R.Thompson 

Edward E.Williams (pint appointment: 

Jones Graduate School of Management) 

Rick K.Wilson (joint appointment: 

Political Scietice) 

Associate Professors 

Steven Currall (joint appointment- 
Jones Graduate School of Management) 
David M. Lane (joint 
appointment: Psychology) 
Barbara Ostdiek (Joint appointment: 
Jones Graduate School of Management) 



Assistant Professor 

Rudolph H. Riedi 

Adjunct Professors 

E. Neely Atkinson 
Christpher I.Amos 
Donald A. Berry 
Barry W. Brown 
Richard Heydorn 
J.Jack Lee 
Peter Miiller 
Gary Rosner 
Howard D.Thames, Jr. 
Stuart Zimmerman 

Adjunct Associate Professors 

Keith A. Baggerly 

Joaquin Diaz-Saiz 

Kim-Anh Do 

Kenneth Hess 

Yu Shen 

Ya-Chen Shih 

Adjunct Assistant Professors 
Olga Y Gorlova 
Ilya Shmulevick 

Lecturers 

L. Scott Baggett 

Faculty Fellow 
Janet Siefert 



Degrees Offered: BA, MStat, MA, PhD 

Course work in statistics acquaints students with the role played in the modern 
world by probabilistic and statistical ideas and methods. Students grow familiar 
with both the theory and the applications of techniques in common use as they 
are trained in statistical research. The flexibility of the undergraduate program 
allows students to concentrate on theoretical or applied training, or they may 
link their studies in statistics to work in other related departments (see majors in 
economics, education, electrical and computer engineering, computational and 
applied mathematics, managerial studies, mathematics, political science, and psy- 
chology). Ciraduate study has concentrations in applied probability, bioinformatics, 
biomathematics, biostatistics, computational finance, data analysis, densit)' estima- 
tion, epidemiology, image processing, model building, quality control, statistical 
computing, spatical processes, stochastic processes, and time series analysis.A joint 
MBA/master of engineering degree is also available in conjunction with the Jesse 
H.Jones Graduate School of Management. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Statistics 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 14-15). 
Students majoring in statistics normally complete the following: 



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254 Dqartments/ Statistics 

MATH 101/102 Single Variable Calculus I and // 

MATH 211 Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 

CAAM 210 or 21 1 Introduction to Engineering Computation 

STAT 310 Probability and Statistics 

STAT 410 Introduction to Statistical Computing and Regression 

6 elective courses from the statistics department (or other departments with 

approval from their adviser) at the 300 level or higher 

Mathematically oriented students should also take MATH 212 Multivariable 
Calculus and MATH 355 Linear Algebra (or CAAM 335 Matrix Analysis^. 

The department offers a specialization in computational finance and through the 
Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems. 

DEGREE Requirements for mstat, ma, and PhD 
IN Statistics 

For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 57- 58). Admis- 
sions applications should include scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) )! 
in the quantitative, verbal, and analytical tests. Financial support is available for r 
well-qualified doctoral students. Course work for all degree programs should be at ! 
the 400 level or above, although 2 approved 300-level courses may be accepted. 

Master's Programs — Candidates for the nonthesis MStat degree must complete 
30 semester hours of approved course work. Candidates for the MA degree in i: 
statistics must complete 30 semester hours of approved course work as well as .j 
one of the following: (1) complete an original thesis and defend it in a public oral ' 
examination; or (2) perform satisfactorily on the second-year PhD comprehensive 
examinations. 

PhD Program — Candidates for the PhD degree in statistics must complete at 
least 90 semester hours of approved course work beyond the bachelor's degree 
and a minimum of 60 hours beyond a master's degree, perform satisfactorily on 
preliminary and qualifying examinations, and complete an original thesis with a 
public oral defense. 

See STAT in the Courses of Instruction section. 



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255 



The Program for the Study of Women 
AND Gender 



Director and Adviser 

Helena Michie 

Professors 

Peter C. Caldwell 

Jane Chance 

Marcia J. Citron 

Margret Eifler 

James D. Faubion 

Beatriz Gonzalez-Stephan 

Anne C. Klein 

Elizabeth Long 

Susan Keech Mcintosh 

Helena Michie 

Deborah Nelson-Campbell 

Robert L. Patten 

Meredith Skura 

Ewa M.Thompson 

Associate Professors 
Jose EArandaJr. 
Elias K. Bongmba 
Scott S. Derrick 
Katharine M. Donato 
Lucille P. Fultz 
Eugenia Georges 
Deborah A. Harter 
Betty Joseph 
Maria-Regina Kecht 
Jeffrey J. Kripal 
Colleen R. Lamos 



Caroline E Levander 
Susan Lurie 
William B. Parsons 
Nanxiu Qian 
Carol E. Quillen 
Paula Sanders 
Julie M.Taylor 
Sarah Westphal 
Lora Wildenthal 

Assistant Professors 

Regina Branton 
Marcia Brennan 
Krista Comer 
Elizabeth Dietz 
Sarah Ellenzweig 
Bridget K. Gorman 
HoUy Heard 
Michelle R. Hebl 
Nancy A. Niedzielski 
Kirsten Ostherr 
Sherrilyn Roush 
Elora Shehabuddin 
Allison Sneider 
Rachel Zuckert 

Professor of the Practice 

Diana L. Strassmann 

Lecturer 

Thad Logan 



Degrees Offered: BA and Graduate Certificate 

Both the undergraduate major and the graduate certificate program take an inter- 
disciplinary approach in their exploration of women's experiences and the role 
that ideas about sexual differences have played in human societies. Areas of inquiry^ 
include women's participation in social and cultural production; the construction 
of gender roles and sexuality; the relationship between ideas about gender and con- 
cepts inherent in other social, political, and legal structures; and the implications of 
feminist theorv^ for philosophical and epistemological traditions. Students acquire an 
understanding of how adopting gender as a significant category of analysis challenges 
existing disciplines. They also gain proficienc> in the methods used to study and 
compare cultural constructions of gender and sexuality, and they become familiar 
with the ongoing fundamental debates in women's and gender studies. 

Degree Requirements for BA in the Study of Women 
and Gender 

For general university requirements, see (Graduation Requirements in this publica- 
tion. Students majoring in the study of women and gender must complete: 



256 Departments / Study of Women and Gender 



• 36 semester hours of departmental course work (30 hours if this is a 
second major) 

• WGST 101 Introduction to the Study of Women and Gender orWGST 201 
Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, andTransgender Studies 

• WGST 498 and WGST 499 (capstone courses in fall and spring respectively) 

• At least one approved non-Western studies course 

• At least one approved critical race studies course 

• At least one approved theory course 

Of the remaining required courses, no more than four (4) courses may be from 
a single department. All students must work out their individual courses of study 
with their faculty advisers. Each student's course of study must be approved by 
the director of the major. Course requirement tracking forms are available in the 
SWG office for declared SWG majors. 

The following courses are among those that can be used to fulfill requirements 
for the major. As course offerings may vary from year to year, students are urged 
to consult with their faculty advisers or with the director at the beginning of 
each semester. 

Please note that not all courses listed below will be offered during the academic 
year. For a current list of courses that will be offered in fall 2005 and spring 2006, 
please visit the SWG web site at http://swg.rice.edu. 

I. Courses that Satis^ the 
Core Requirements 



III. Courses that Satisfy the 
Critical Race Studies Requirement 



WGST 101 Introduction to the Study of 
Women and Gender 

WGST 201 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, 
Bisexual, and Transgender Studies 

WGST 498 Reasearch in the Study of Women 
and Gender (F) 

WGST 499 Research in the Study of Women 
and Gender (S) 

II. Courses that Satisfy the Non-Western 
Studies Requirement 

WGST 240 Gender and Politicized Religion 

WGST 250 International Political Economy 
of Gender 

WGST 283 Women in the Modem Islamic World 

WGST 3 1 5 Gender and Islam 

WGST 323 The Knowing Body: Buddhism, 
Gender, and the Social World 

WGST 340 Gender and Politicized Religion 
(enriched version) 

WGST 399 Women in Chinese Literature 

WGST 432 Islam in South Asia 

WGST 455 Womefi and Gender in Medievallslam 



WGST 234 6'.5. Women's History^ I: Colonial 
Beginnings to the Civil War 

WGST 235 U.S Women's History II: Civil War 

to the Present 

WGST 370 Survey of African American Literature 

WGST 387 Cultural Studies: Race, Gender, 
and the Politics of Representation 

WGST 387 Cultural Studies 

WGST 415 Sociolinguistics 

WGST 453 Topics in African American 
Literature: Black Women Writers 

WGST 468 Women and the U.S Welfare State: 
Sexual Politics and American Poverty 

IV. Courses that Satisfy the 
Theory Requirement 

WGST 303 Women's Stories and Legal Change 
WGST 339 Feminist Philosophy 

WGST 391 Producing Feminist Knowledge: 
Methodology and Visual Culture 
WGST 395 Feminist Knowledges 
WGSli50 Queer Theoty ... ., 

WGST 434 French Feminist Theory 
WGST 460 Feminist Social Thought '" '' ^' 
WGST 480 Feminist Literar}> Theory ' - ' ' 
WGST 482 Problems in Contemporary 
Feminist Theory 



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Study of Women and Gender 257 



V. Other Courses 



WGST 105 Language, Gender, and Sexuality 

WGST 130 Mapping German Culture: Women 
and National Socialism 

WGST 205 Language and Society 

I WGST 220 Gendered Perspectives on the Law 

I WGST 225 Women in Greece and Rome 

' WGST 300 Medieval Women Writers 

I WGST 301 Arthurian Literature 

j WGST 305 Chaucer 

WGST 324 Sociolog}' of Gender 

WGST 325 Sociolog)' of the Family 

WGST 32" 20th Centuiy Women Writers 

WGST 328 Latin American Genders 

WGST 329 Literature and Culture of the 
American West 

WGST 330 Mapping German Culture: Courtship, 
Loie. and Marriage in tfjeAge of Chi vain 
WGST 331 The Psycholog}' of Gender 
WGST ^^2 Self, Sex, and Society in Ancient Greece 
WGST 333 Masculinities 
WGST 335 The Lifecycle:A Biocultural Vieiv 
WGST 336 Histor}' as a Cultural Myth 
WGST 3-tl Gender and Politics 

WGST 348 Subjectivity in Modern and 
Postmodern Art and Thought 

WGST 349 Women Writers: 1 400- 1 900 

WGST 350 Gender and Symbolism 

WGST 558 Mapping German Culture: 
European Women Filmmakers 

WGST 361 \eu' German Cinema 

WGST 365 Gender, Subjectivity, and the 
Histor}' of Photography 

WGST 366 Topics in American Literature 

WGST 567 American Ecofeminism 



"^GSl 56s Mythologies 

WGST 369 Seminar on Beauty and 
Fragmentation in Modem Art 

WGST 372 Surve)' of Victorian Fiction 
WGST 380 Ctdture, Seairit)', and Human Rights 
WGST 389 Generation X in Literature atid Cidture 
WGST 390 Hispanic Cinema 
WGST 392 Histor)' of Sexuality in America 
WGST 400 Constructing Identities in 
Modem Fiction 

\i/GSim Austen Only 

WGST 410 The Literar)' (ind Historical Image 
of the Medieval Woman 

WGST 412 Women and Women 's Voices in 
French Literature 

WGST 420 Women and Gender in 19th- 
Centur)' Europe 

WGST 422 Feminist Economics 

WGST 440 Women in Music 

WGST 442 Women in Russian Literature 

WGST 444 Family Inequality 

WGST 448 Disease and Difference: The Body 
in Visual Culture 

WGST 462 20th-21st-Centur)' American 
Literar)' Studies 

WGST 465 Gender and Health 

WGST 470 ^^A-, Sanctity, and Psychoanalysis 

WGST 485 Gender and Hollywood Cittema in 

the 1950s 

WGST 495 Independent Study 

WGST ^% Applied Women 's and Gender Studies 

WGST 497 Directed Reading 

WGST 498 Research in the Study of Women 
and Gender (?) 

WGST 499 Research in the Study of Women 
and Gender (S) 



Requirements for Graduate Certificate in the Study 
OF Women and Gender 

The graduate certificate program in the Study of Women and Gender (SWG) is 
designed to provide interdisciplinary training in the field of women and gender 
studies to students pursuing a PhD degree at Rice Universit)^. Students who have 
been admitted into a PhD program are eligible to apply to the SWG graduate certifi- 
cate program. The SWG graduate certificate is not a free-standing degree program; 
in addition to fulfilling the SWG requirements outlined below, candidates will be 
required to successfully complete the PhD program into which they have been 
admitted in order to receive the graduate certificate in SWG. Further information 
is available on request from the SWG program. For PhD requirements, see the 
relevant department. For general university^ requirements, see Graduate Degrees 
in this publication. 



258 Departments / Study of Women and Gender 



The program awards graduate fellowship stipends,within the limits of available funds, 
to certificate students during the prospectus- writing semester. Although timelines 
vary depending on the student's home department, this semester normally occurs 
during the semester following the completion of coursework and before passing 
the qualifying examinations in the PhD program. During the prospectus-writing 
semester graduate certificate students will be enrolled in WGST 502 "Gender, the 
Disciplines, and Interdisciplinarity." Graduate certificate students will be eligible 
to work as teaching assistants for an SWG undergraduate core or cross-listed 
course, or in some cases, to teach a course of their own upon approval of the 
Steering Committee. 

For the graduate certificate in SWG, candidates must complete: 

• 9 credit hours of courses in SWG, including two core courses (WGST 501 
and WGST 502) and one cross-hsted elective course (see list of approved 
courses below) 

• 3 non-credit hours for participation in annual colloquium 

SWG certificate students are strongly encouraged to include a member of the SWG 
faculty on their dissertation committee, and to consult regularly with the faculty 
member as they pursue their dissertation work. 

The following courses are those that can be used to fulfill requirements for the gradu- 
ate certificate. In most cases, students will be able to complete these requirements 
within the normal time limits for coursework in their PhD program. All students 
must work out their individual courses of study with the SWG Director and the 
graduate adviser in their home department. Each student's course of study must be 
approved by the SWG Director Please note that not all courses listed below will be 
offered during the academic year. For a current list of courses that wUl be offered in 
fall 2005 and spring 2006, please visit the SWG web site at http://swg.rice.edu. 



I. Courses that Satisfy the Core Graduate 
Certificate Requirements 

WGST 501 Feminist Debates 

WGST 502 Gender, the Disciplines, and 
Interdisciplinarity 

II. Courses that Satisfy the Cross-listed 
Elective Course Requirement 

WGST 517 Medieval Women Writers 

WGST 520 Shakespeare and Difference 

WGST 522 Feminist Economics 

WGST 523 Directed Reading in Women's and 
Gender Historj' 

WGST 525^^^ Sex, and Society in 
Ancient Greece 

WGST 542 Victorian Fiction 

WGST 545 Women and Gender: Europe 
andBej'ond ^ 

WGST 5i(i20th Centun British Literature 

WGST 551 U.S. Women's History 

WGST 556 Seminar in Language Variation 

WGST 576 Topics in CS Women's History^ ■ 



WGST 577 Buddhism, Gender, Society 
WGST 580 Sex, Sanctity, and Psychoanalysis 
WGST 581 Cultural Studies 
WGST 585 Postcolonialism and After 

III. Annual Colloquium Requirement 

Graduate certificate saidents will participate in 
a colloquium involving a series of four speakers 
over the course of a year, to be offered annually 
at Rice and organized by SWG. Colloquium 
attendance by graduate certificate students 
constitutes an official requirement for the 
certificate. Colloquium topics will be determined 
by the SWG Steering Committee with a view to 
highlighting emerging knowledge in the field of 
women's studies. The colloquium will provide 
graduate sUidents ^^■ith the opportunity to engage 
in sustained intellectual exchange with leading 
women's sUidies scholars and to participate in 
cutting edge work in the field. 



259 

Subsurface Geoscience 

The Wiess School of Natural Sciences 

Director Associate Professors 

Alan Levander Gerald R. Dickens 

Professors Andre W. Droxler 

John B.Anderson <^olin A. Zelt 

Andrew R. Barron Assistant Professor 

Katherine B. Ensor Julia Morgan 

Hans G.Ave LaUemant Adjunct Professor 

Neal F. Lane Stephan H. Danbom 

DaleS.Sawyer Lecturer 

ManikTalwani W. C. Rusn- Riese 

Faculty Fellow 
Kristen M. Kulinowski 

Degrees Offered: MS 

Rice UniversitN' introduced a professional master's degree in subsurface geoscience 
in fall 2003. This degree is designed for students who wish to become proficient in 
applying geological knowledge and geophysical methods to finding and develop- 
I ing reserves of oil and natural gas. Students can specialize in one of three focus 
I areas: information technology, geolog>', and geophysics. The information technology 
» focus area prepares students to apply IT principles to the rapidly growing industry 
need to store, access, and interpret very large and diverse geological, geophysical, 
1 cultural, and infrastructural datasets. The geology^ focus area prepares students 
to be explorationists, with strong skills in using seismic and other geophysical 
methods along with geological principles to find oil and natural gas. The geo- 
physics focus area prepares students to become technical experts in aspects of 
exploration seismology. 

The subsurface geoscience degree is one of three tracks in the new Professional 
Master's Program at Rice housed in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences. These 
master's degrees are designed for students seeking to gain further scientific core 
expertise coupled with enhanced management and communication skills. These 
degrees instill a level of scholastic proficiency that exceeds that of the bachelor's 
level, and they create the cross-functional aptitudes needed in modern industry. 
This program will allow students to move more easily into management careers 
in consulting or research and development, design, and/or marketing of new sci- 
ence-based products. 

Degree Requirements for MS in 
Subsurface Geoscience 

In addition to core science courses, students are required to complete a three- to 
six-month internship and take a set of cohort courses focusing on business and 
communication. Students select a group of elective courses from one of three 
focus areas: geolog)', geophysics, or information geology. Students must pres- 
ent their internship project in both oral and written form in the Professional 
Master's Seminar 

Part-time students who already work in their area of study may fulfill the internship 
requirement by working on an appro\ed project with their current employer. For 



260 Departments/ Subsurface Geoscience 



general university requirements for graduate study, see pages 56-58, and see also i 
Professional Degrees, page 58. 

ADMISSION 

Admission to graduate study in subsurface geoscience is open to qualified 
students holding a bachelor's degree in science that includes coursework in 
general chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. De- 
partment faculty evaluate the previous academic record and credentials of each 
applicant individually. 



Science core courses: 

ESCl 417 Petroleum Industry Economics and 

Management (S) 

ESCI 420 Modern Industrial Exploration 

Techniques (S) 

ESCl 441 Geophysical Data Analysis (F) 

ESCI 442 Exploration Geophysics I (F) 

ESCI 444 Exploration Geophysics II (S) 

Cohort courses: 

MGMT 750 Management in Science and 
Engineering (F) 

Internship 



NSCI 501 Professional Master's Seminar (F, S) 
[required for two semesters] 

NSCI 512 Professional Master's Project (F,S) 

Plus a single course from the following: 

ENST 312 Environmental Battles in the 21st 
Century: Houston as Microcosm (S) 

PHIL ^^1 Social and Political Philosophy (F) 

PHIL 316 Philosophy of Law (F) 

POLl 337 Public Policy and Bureaucracy (F) 

POLl 338 Policy Analysis (S) 



An internship under the guidance of a host company, government agency, or 
national laboratory. A summary of the internship project is required in both oral 
and written form as part of the Professional Master's Project. 

Elective Courses 

NOTE: Each of these electives is not offered every year, and some courses may have 
prerequisites or require instructor permission. 

Students w^ill choose five electives, three of w^hich should be chosen from one of 
the focus areas listed below. Recommended courses for each focus area include, 
but are not limited to, the following: 



Information Technology 

COMP 429 Introduction to Computer 

Networks (S) 

ESCl 454 Geographic Information Science (F) 

STAT i\() Probability and Statistics (F, S) 
STAF 410 Introduction to Statistical Computing 
and Computer Models (F, S) 

Geology Focus Area 

ESCI 415 Petroleum Geolog)' (S) 

ESCl 427 Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy (S) 

ESCl 428 Interpretation of Reflection 

Seismograms (F) 

ESCl 450 Remote Sensing (S) 

ESCl AGi Advanced Structural Geology (F) 

ESCl SOiSiliciclastic Depositional Sustems (F) 

ESCl 505 Applied Sedimentolog}' (F) 

ESCI 506 Carbonate Depositional Systems (S) 



Geophysics Focus Area 

CENG 571 Flow and Transport through Porous 
Media I (S) 

ESCI 427 Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy (S) 

ESCI 428 Interpretation of Reflection 

Seismograms (F) 

ESCI 454 Geographic Information Science (F) 

ESCl 46\ Seismology I (Y) 

ESCl 541 Seismology II {¥) 

STAT 310 Probability and Statistics (F, S) 

Additional Electives 

CAAM 378 Introduction to Operations 
Research (F) 

ECON 486 Energy Economics (S) 
CEVE 322 Engineering Economics for 
Engineers (F) 



MGMT (:)V Managerial Decisiou Making (S) 

MGMT 636 Systems Analysis and 
Database Design 

ImGMT661 International Easiness Law (S) 
•mGMT iy^ Production and Operations 
Management (F) 



Subsurface Geosciencc 261 

MGMT 676 Project Management/Project 
Finance (S) 

MGMT 721 General Business Law (S) 
MGMT 751 Sew Venture Creation for Science 
and Engineering (S) 



PROFESSIONAL SCIENCE MASTER'S 5TH YEAR DEGREE 
OPTION FOR RICE UNDERGRADUATES 

Rice Students have an option to achieve the MS in subsurface geoscience by 
adding an additional 5th year to the four undergraduate years of science studies. 
Advanced Rice students in good standing apply during their junior year, then start 
taking required core courses of the subsurface geoscience program during their 
senior year. A plan of study based on their particular focus area will need to be 
approved by the track director and the PSM coordinator. 



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University Courses 



University courses provide opportunities for dialogue across disciplinary and 
departmental boundaries. They are an experiment in curriculum development, 
directed toward students interested in interdisciplinary subjects beyond their 
elected major. 

See UNIV in the Courses of Instruction section. 5 . , , . 



Art and Art History 263 



Visual Arts 



The School of Humanities 



Chair 

Karin Broker 

Professors 

Karin Broker 
Basil ios N. Foulos 
Cieorge Smith 
(ieoffWinningliam 



Asscx:iATE Professors 

Brian M. Huberman 
Darra Keeton 
John Sparagana 
Ari 1ST Teacher 
Paul Hester 

Visiting Lectirer 
Gar}' Feiige 



Degrees Offered: BA, BFA 

Department ofVisual Arts majors are students who declare a major in the studio arts 
(drawing, digital video and film production, painting, photograph>',printmaking, or 
sculpture). Each student will discuss with the facult}' advisor the selection of courses 
and am other matters of concern in the student's academic life, such as stud} and 
travel abroad, scholarships and internships, career goals or options, etc. 

Degree Requirements for BA in Visual Arts 

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements 
(pages 1 4- IS). 



Single Major in Visual Arts 
(12 courses are required) 

.\RT\ 11=> Basic Drawing I 

.\RT\ 205 PiKitography I. .\RT\ .SI 1 Intaglio i or 
ART\ .S2' Documentary Production 

,\RT\ 301 Painting or .\RT\ 325 Life Drawing 
or .\RT\ 33' Color Drawing or ART\ 425 
Advanced Drawing 

ART\ 365 Sculpture I 
Six (6) courses in studio arts (ARTV) and 
theater design (THL\ 300 Introduction to 
Theater Design, 1\\L\ 304 Costume Design, 
THL\ 305 Lighting Design, or THE\ 306 
Scenic Design) — open selections qualified by 
course prerequisites and in consultation with a 
studio art faculty advisor 

Tvvo (2) courses in art or film criticism/theon, 
(ART\ 3^)0 Investigating Drawing: Theori' 
and Practice or ART\ 432 Film Genre: The 
Western) or art histon (li\RT) — open 
selections qualified by course prerequi.sites and 
in consultation with a studio art facility advisor 

Transfer Credit 

No more than two (2) courses may be transferred out of the ten (10 for a single 
studio major, or eight (8) for a double major. The two (2) transfer credit courses 
must be studio practice courses required for all majors.Advanced placement credit 
may not be used by art majors to fulfill department requirements. 



Double Major in Visual Arts 
(10 courses required) 

.ARTV 225 Basic Drawing 
.ARTV 205 Photography I or ARTV' 3 1 1 Intaglio I or 
ARTV 327 Documentaty Production or ARTV 
365 Sculpture I 

.ARTV 301 Painting, or .ART\ 325 Life Drawing 
or .\RTV 337 Color Drawing or ARTV 425 
Advanced Drawing 

Five (5) courses in studio arts (ARTV) and 
theatre design (THE/\ 300 Introduction to 
Theatre Design or THH\ 304 Costume Design 
or THEA 305 Lighting Design or TH¥A 306 
Scenic Design) — open selections qualified by 
course prerequisites and in consultation with a 
studio art facultv advisor 

Two 2 courses in art or film criticism/theory 
(ARTV 390 Investigating Drawing: Theory 
and Practice or ARTV 432 Film Genre: The 
Western) or art historv (HART) — open 
selections qualified by course prerequisites and 
in consultation with a studio art facihtv advisor 



264 Departments /Visual Arts 

degree requirements for a 
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) 

Students with a BA degree in art from Rice University or an equivalent degree from 
another university may enter the Bachelor of FineArts (BFA) program, which consists 
of a fifth year of intensive study in the creative arts. Students with an undergraduate 
major other than art may, in exceptional cases, be admitted. 

For the BFA degree, a student must complete a total of 30 semester hours in ap- 
proved courses, at the 300 level or above. In addition to the usual departmental 
upper-level courses there are special fifth-year courses for BFA candidates only. 
The purpose of the fifth-year BFA is to provide an opportunity for concentrated 
independent work. The first semester is provisional. After the final critique of the 
first semester, the student will be informed if they will be allowed to continue in 
the BFA program. 

Information about application forms, deadlines, and admission standards is available 
from the Office of Admission. 

Exhibitions, Lectures, and Arts Programs at Rice 

The Department ofVisual Arts mounts several art and photography exhibitions each 
year Exhibitions and related activities organized by the Rice University Art Gallery 
enrich the teaching program of the Department ofVisual Arts as well as the larger 
university and Houston community. 

The department enjoys an ongoing close relationship with local museums and 
galleries. The department offers opportunities for students to work and study with 
local museums, galleries, and alternative art spaces by way of collaborative events 
and programs. The collections and special exhibitions of local museums are often 
the subject of course lectures. 

Lectures, symposia, and talks are sponsored by the department and are designed 
to bring local, national, and international scholars, critics, and artists to campus to 
speak on a broad range of topics and current interests. 

Rice Cinema 

Rice Cinema, a public alternative film program, is intimately connected with the 
curriculum both in film and media studies (HART) and in film and photography 
production (ARTV), and includes frequent guest lecturers, panel discussions, and 
media events. 

Operating for 35 years, Rice Cinema has screened cult films and revivals as well 
as festivals and retrospectives. Founded as an integral part of the visual arts, Rice 
Cinema's mission has long crossed boundaries to bring people together to pro- 
mote scholarly dialogue and cross-cultural interaction. The legendary vision of the 
de Menil family, Roberto Rossellini, Colin Young, and James Blue is fiilfilled by the 
presence of this unique program on campus. 

Each year we screen films from around the world including foreign features, shorts, 
documentaries, and animation. Rice Cinema reaches beyond the university's hedges 
to the diverse communities of Houston.We offer a living alternative to the monolithic 
commercial cinema of Hollywood and have screened films from every continent. 
Among the internationally known filmmakers who have appeared on our campus 
over the years are include Werner Herzog, Rakhshan Banietemad, Atom Egoyan, 
Shirin Neshat, Martin Scorsese, Andy Warhol, George Lucas, and Dennis Hopper 

Rice Cinema works in concert with our academic programs to enrich our students' 
undergraduate experience. Our film and media studies students are provided state- 



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ol-thc-urt screening facilities to examine and stud>' the historical and methodological 
asi")ects of mo\ ies from around the. world in 16, 35, or 70 millimeter with Dolby 
Digital Sound. Film production students can showcase their work during the aca- 
demic >ear on our new silver screen in recently renovated projection facilities. 

See ARTV, HART, and THEA in the Courses of Instruction section for 
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268 

Courses of Instruction 



The course list printed in this catalog is current as of May 6, 2005. For the up-to- 
date list, please visit: 

http://esther.rice.edu/catalog.htinl 

Course Type Definitions 

Cross-listed courses share the same title, credit, description, meeting time and days, 
instructor, and attributes including repeatability and distribution, etc. 

Equivalent courses may share the same attributes like tittle, description credit 
and meeting time, but they do not necesarily share all course information. 

Graduate/Underdgraduate equivalency courses are the graduate/undergradu- 
ate versions of courses 

Students may not receive credit for cross-listed, equivalent or graduate/undergradu- 
ate equivalency courses taken at the same time. If the course is not repeatable, stu- 
dents may not receive credit for cross-listed, equivalent, or graduate/undergraduate ' 
equivalency courses taken in different semesters. 



Courses of Instruction 269 

ACCO (ACCOUNTING) 

Jones School of Management/Management 

ACCO 305 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING (3) 

Survey of basic accounting theorv and practice with emphasis on the primary problems of asset valuation and 
income determination. May not be in any of the following Classification (s): Freshman. Limited enrollment. Of- 
fered Fall and Spring 

ACCO 406 COST ACCOUNTING (3) 

Uses of accounting data to plan and evaluate long-run investment and financing decisions and short-run price, 
costing, output, and financing decisions of the business firm or pubhc entitv. Pre-requisite(s): ACCO ^05 and 
ECON 211. Offered fall. 

ACCO 497 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3) 

Independent study on an approved project under faculty supervision. 

ACCO 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3) 

See ACCO 497. 

AFSC (AIR FORCE SCIENCE) 

No College Designated/Air Force Science 

AFSC 101 FOUNDATION OF THE USAF I (2) 

Overall roles and missions of the USAF; career fields available. Emphasis on military customs and courtesies, 
appearance standards, core values, written and personal communications. Introduction to American military 
history. Offered fall. 

AFSC 102 FOUNDATION OF THE USAF II (2) 

Continuation of AFSC 101. Offered spring. 

AFSC 201 EVOLUTION OF AIR POWER (2) 

Key historical events and milestones in the development of air power as a primary instrument of United States 
national security. Core values and competencies of leaders in the United States air power. Tenets of leadership 
and ethics. Offered Fall. 

AFSC 202 EVOLUTION OF AIR POWER II (2) 

Continuation of AFSC 201. Offered spring. 

AFSC 301 AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP STUDIES I (3) 

Leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge. Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, and 
leadership ethics. Case studies of Air Force leadership and management situations. Offered fall. 

AFSC 302 AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP STUDIES II (3) 

ConUnuation of AFSC 301. Offered Spring. 

AFSC 401 NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS I (3) 

Evolution of the role of national security in a democratic society with emphasis on poUcy formation, competing 
values, and organization. Civihan control of the military, roles of the services; functions of the Air Force Com- 
mands. Offered fall. 

AFSC 402 NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS II (3) 

Continuation of AFSC 401. Offered Spring. 

ANTH (ANTHROPOLOGY) 

School of Social Sciences/Anthropology 

ANTH 200 INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY 

OF LANGUAGE (3) 

Overview of the scientific study of the structure and function of language. Introduces the main fields of linguistics: 
phonetics, phonology, morphologv, syntax, semantics, discourse, historical linguistics, socioUnguistics, and psy- 
cholinguistics. Highlights the interdisciplinan relationship of linguistics with anthropologv; sociology, psychology, 
and cognitive sciences. Cross-listed with LI.NG 200. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Crosswhite. 

ANTH 201 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL7CULTURAL 

ANTHROPOLOGY (3) 

Introduction to the hislon, methods, and concepts of social/cultural anthropology, which is devoted to the systematic 
description and understanding of cultural diversity in human societies. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Georges. 



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270 Courses of Instruction 

ANTH 203 HUMAN ANTIQUITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL 

ANTHROPOLOGY AND PREHISTORY (3) 

This course offers a broad introduction to the human past as revealed by evolutionary studies of both 
biochemical and fossil e\idence. and by archaeological studies of human cultural beha\ior. Offered Fall. 
Instructor(s): S. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 205 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY (3) 

.\n introduction to the elementan concepts of the disciphne through a series of case studies. Offered Fall. 
Instructor(s): R. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 235 NANOTECHNOLOGY: CONTENT AND CONTEXT (3) 

Nanotechnolog} is science and engineering resulting from the manipulation of matter "s most basic building blocks: 
atoms and molecules. This course is designed for humanities and science smdents who want to explore the content 
of nanotechnolog\', (e.g.. the methods of visuahzation. experimentation, and manufacture, and technical feasibihty) 
with the social context of nanotechnolog\ ( issues of etliics, regulation, risk assessment, history, funding, intellectual 
property, controversy and conflict). Preference will be given to freshmen and sophomore smdents. Register for 
CHEM 235 to receive Group 3 distribution credit; register for .WTH 235 to receive Group 2 distribution credit. 
Vou may receive credit only for one group, not both. Cross-hsted with CHEM 235. Limited enrollment. Offered 
Fall. URL: www.kelt\".rice.edu/235/. Instructor (s): KuUnowski; Kelt}. _ -^ 

ANTH 280 ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE MIDDLE EAST (3) 

This course provides an introduction to and critical examination of the extensive ethnographic hterature written 
by sociocultural anthropologist on the peoples and cultures of the Middle East (including North Africa). Major 
themes of this hterature are review ed and analyzed, and current trends are studied by reading recent works. Not 
offered Fall and Spring 

ANTH 290 THE HISTORY AND ETHNOGRAPHY OF THE . , 

(TO BE NAMED) (3) 

Tliis course focuses intensively on the history and ethnography of a single people, the selection of which changes 
from year to year. Using all available materials, this course pro\ides an introduction to the approaches of the 
disciphne and how they have changed, registered by the different ways anthropologists and others have represented 
the same subjects over time. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Marcus. 

ANTH 298 BIOTECHNOLOGY, 1 900 TO NOW (3) 

The technical manipulation of hving matter from humans, animals and plants is both a scientific and a social 
undertaking. This course is designed for humanities and science smdents who want to know more about how 
bioteclinolog\ came into existence, and the questions, controversies and changes which come with the abihty^ to 
engineer hving things. A series of case smdies of contemporary events in cloning, patenting, genetically modified 
organisms, and stem cell research will be set in the context of the 20th cenmry^ liistory of biotechnology. Limited 
enrollment. Not offered Fall and Spring. URL: wwvv.owlnet.rice.edu/~anth298/. Instructor (s): Landecker. 

ANTH 300 LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS (3) 

A hands-on, data-oriented approach to how different languages construct words and sentences. Smdents wlU de- 
velop skills in hnguistic problem solving and the foundations for pursuing grammatical description. Topics: word 
classes, morphology, tense-aspect-modahty, clause structure, word order, grammatical relations, existentials/pos- 
sessives/locatives, voice/valence, questions, negation, relative clauses, complements causatives. Cross-hsted with 
LLNG 300. Pre-requisite(s): LING 200 or ANTH 200. Offered Spring. 

ANTH 301 PHONETICS (3) 

Introductory study of sound as it relates to speech and sound systems in the world's languages. Speech sounds 
are examined in terms of production mechanisms (articulatory phonetics), propagation mechanisms (acoustic 
phonetics), and perception mechanisms (auditory phonetics). Includes a basic introduction to Digital Signal 
Processing. Cross-hsted with LING 301. Pre-requisite(s): LING 200 or .\NTH 200 or permission of instructor. 
Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Niedzielsky. . . .i •• ■..■...• 

ANTH 305 HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS (3) 

Exploration of the nature of language change. Topics covered include sound change syntactic and semantic 
change, modehng language sphts, the sociohnguistics of language change, and the history of European languages. 
Cross-hsted with LING 305- Pre-requisite(s): LLNG 300 or ANTH 300 or ANTH 311 or WGST 333 or permission 
of instructor. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s) : Bowem. 

ANTH 306 HISTORY OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL IDEAS (3) 

An introduction to the history of anthropology, its theories, and methods. The emphasis is upon social and cultur- 
alanthropology. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 506. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Faubion. 

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ANTH 307 ANTHROPOLOGICAL DIRECTIONS FROM THE SECOND 

WORLD WAR TO THE PRESENT (3) 

A sequel to ANTH 306/506, the course explores turns and trends in sociocultural research and critique during 
the past half-century. Special attention is paid to the rise and fall of stnictiiralism, the prohlematization of "the 
primitive, ■ and the proliferation of theories of "practice". Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 507. Offered 
Spring, instructor (s): Faubion. 

ANTH 308 HISTORY AS A CULTURAL MYTH (3) 

Explores ideas of history and attitudes toward the past as culturally conditioned phenomena. Emphasizes history 
as a statement of cultural values as well as conceptualizations of cause, change, time, and reality. Cross-hsted with 
WGST 336. Graduate/L'ndergraduate version; ANTH 508. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Taylor. 

ANTH 309 GLOBAL CULTURES (3) 

This course will examine specific cultural debates and issues that have "overflowed" national boundaries. Top- 
ics will include student movements, democracy and citizenship, and the internationalization of professional and 
popular culture. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 509. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 310 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE CULTURE (3) 

This introductory course is designed to encourage ways of thinking about: Cultura China — a broad-ranging 
concept that includes the People's Repubhc of China, the newly established Special Administrative Region (SAR) 
of Hong Kong, the Republic of China on Taiwan, and overseas Chinese communities throughout the world. Not 
offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 311 MASCULINITIES (3) 

This course deals with mascuhnities in the West, concentrating on concepts of masculine protagonism and 
personhood. Readings explore identities constructed in realms such as law, pohtics, finances, art, the home, 
and war. Cross-listed with WGST 333. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 511. Not offered Fall and Spring. 
Instructor (s): Taylor. 

ANTH 312 AFRICAN PREHISTORY (3) 

Thematic coverage of developments throughout the continent from the Lower Paleolithic to medieval times, with 
emphasis on food production, metallurgy and the rise of cities and complex societies. Graduate/Undergraduate 
version: ANTH 512. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): R. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 313 LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (3) 

Investigates the relation between language and thought, language and world view, language and logic. Cross-hsted 
with LING 313. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 513- Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall. URL: ^vww.owhlet. 
rice.edu/~ANTH313. Instructor (s): Tyler. 

ANTH 314 GENETICS: SCIENCE AND SOCIETY (3) 

The course uses an interdisciphnary perspective to examine the claims and counter-claims made regarding genetics 
and new technologies for identifying and manipulating genetic material. The course will cover biological basics of 
genes, DNA, and epigenesis; cultural and historical aspects of approaches to genetics, including eugenics past and 
present; and ethical issues arising from new genetic technologies. Cross-hsted with BIOS 307, UNIV 314. Offered 
Spring. Instructor(s): S. Mcintosh; Georges; Novotny 

ANTH 31 5 INTRODUCTION TO THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF 

INFORMATION AND NETWORKS (3) 

History and social study of information and network technologies. Thematic focus on communication, exchange, 
information/knowledge production and instinjtions of property and contract law. Empirical topics include net- 
working technologies, money and financial institutions, free software and open source, cryptography, standards 
bodies, history of the internet, patents, copyright, trademark, and contract law. Includes North America, Europe, 
and South Asia. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 515. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Kelty. 

ANTH 316 CULTURAL ANALYSIS (3) 

This course is specifically intended for lower level undergraduates as a means of gaining famiharity with the analytical 
tradition of cultural anthropology' from the beginning of the T\ventieth Century. The course is intended to provide 
students with background for upper level courses in the department. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 318 GRAPHING, COUNTING, FILMING: REPRESENTATION IN 

SCIENCE AND ANTHROPOLOGY (3) 

Cinema originated in the inscription of physiology on film; this was quickly followed by biology, ethology and ethnol- 
ogy done by cinematography This course examines the historical, critical and methodological relations be^veen 
film as medium or method of visual investigation and cinema as site of cultural analysis. Cross-hsted with HART 
381. Graduate/l ndergraduate version: ANTH 518. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Landecker. 

ANTH 319 SYMBOLISM AND POWER (3) 

This course will use both traditional and contemporary readings to emphasize the trend in cultural analysis from 
a view of culture as monolithic and static to perceptions that any culture is internally varied and contradictory 
as well as changing and complex. Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: /VNTH 519. Not offered Fall and Spring. 
Instructor (s): Taylor. 

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272 Courses of Instruction 

ANTH 320 PUBLIC SPHERES AND PUBLIC CULTURES (3) 

This course will discuss some of the basic issues surrounding civil society and the pubhc sphere. It will look 
at specific contemporary' debates in pubUc culture, such as muiticulturahsm, identitv' politics, and the crisis of 
contemporary hberahsm. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 520. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 321 TEXT AS PROPERTY, PROPERTY AS TEXT: 
ACROSS THE AGES (3) 

Examines forms and norms of authorship and ownership from antiquity to the present. What is an author? Is a 
text pubhc or private property? What are the Ucit/ilhcit forms of rewriting and appropriating a text, and how are 
those forms defined? This class investigates historically these and other issues. Cross-hsted with CLAS 311. Not 
offered Fall and Spring, www.smatter.rice.edu/321/. Instructor(s): Kelty; McGill. 

ANTH 322 CULTURES AND IDENTITIES: RACE, ETHNICITY, 

AND NATIONALISM (3) 

How do cultural conceptions of race, ethnicity, and nationahsm shape who we think we are? How are these ideas 
related to Western views of the relations between nature and societx; and how do these differ from those in other 
cultures? Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 522. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 323 INTRODUCTION TO PHONOLOGY (3) 

Introduction to analysis techniques and theon concerning pattemings of sounds in the world's languages. The 
course will involve extensive work with non-Enghsh data sets and development of analytical techniques such 
as identification of sound alternations or restrictions, and fomiahzation of abstract representations and rules 
to account for them. Cross-Usted with LING 311. Pre-requisite(s): ANTH 200 and ANTH 301. Offered Spring. 
Instructor (s): Crosswhite; Niedzielsk\'. 

ANTH 325 SEX, SELF, AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE (3) 

An introductory venture into conducting fieldwork in the past. The course treats a wide range of artffacts, from 
philosopliical essays to vase paintings. It derives its focus from a rich corpus of recent research into the ancient 
problemization of desire and self-control. Cross-hsted with WGST 332. Graduate/l'ndergraduate version: .\NTH 
525. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Faubion. 

ANTH 326 THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF LAW (3) 

Social conflict and methods of dispute management in Western and non-Western societies. Comparison of legal 
institutions in band, tribal, early state, and complex industrial societies. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 327 GENDER AND SYMBOLISM (3) 

Examinations of beUefs concerning men, women, and gender in different cultures, including the West, relating to 
issues of symbohsm, power, and the distribution of cuhural models. Cross-hsted with WGST 350. Graduate/Un- 
dergraduate version: ANTH 527. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Taylor. 

ANTH 328 VIOLENCE, TERROR^ AND SOCIAL TRAUMA (3) 

This course addresses the central place of \1olence in our society and its relations with social and pohtical terror 
in other cultures. Readings, film, and theater probe everyday violence as well as spectacular events of our times. 
Aftermath, including cross generational trauma, will be explored. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 528. 
Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Taylor 

ANTH 329 BODIES, SENSUALITIES, AND ART (3) 

Cross-cultural approaches to art and the senses. Students may engage any medium. Emphasis to be placed on 
issues generated from performance in the arts rather than from academia. Contrasts art and academic knowledge 
to explore alternative epistemologies and aesthetics. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 529. Offered FaJl. 
Instructor(s): Taylor 

ANTH 335 ANTHROPOLOGY AS CULTURAL CRITIQUE (3) 

The critical assessment and interpretation of Euroamerican social institutions and cultural forms have always 
been an integral part of anthropology's intellectual project. This course will explain the techniques, histon; and 
achievements of such critique. It will also view the purpose in the context of a more generational tradition of 
critical social thought in the West, especially the U.S. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 535. Not offered 
Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Marcus. 

ANTH 338 READING POPULAR CULTURE (3) 

The course examines a number of cases from popular genres-romance, novels, television sit-coms, tourist sites, 
movies, rock music and submits them to a variety of theoretical approaches from disciphnes such as anthropology, 
sociology, hterary studies, and philosophy Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 538. Offered Spring. 

ANTH 343 NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS IN AFRICA (3) 

Discusses new reUgious movements and the rehgious, sociological, and pohtical factors leading to their rise, also 
missionary and colonial reactions to them. Examines their relationship to indigenous rehgions, pohtical praxis, 
their focus on tliis-worldly salvation in the wake of pohtical and economic marginahty. Cross-hsted with RELI 342. 
Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Bongmba. -. ., . , ,,v 

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ANTH 344 CITY/CULTURE (3) 

The course treats both the theorization and the ethnographic exploration of the urban imaginary; urban spaces 
and practices; urban, suburban, iuid post-urban phuining; city-states, colonial cities, and capitiij cities; and the 
late 2()th centur\' metropolis. GraduateA'ndergraduate version: .\NTH 544. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 345 THE POLITICS OF THE PAST: ARCHAEOLOGY IN 

SOCIAL CONTEXT (3) 

.\n examination of the way that archaeological evidence of the past has been used and viewed by particular groups at 
different times. Using case studies, the course considers issues of gender, race, Eurocentrisni, politicid domination 
and legitimacy that emerge from criticid analysis of representations of the past by archaeologists, museums, and 
collectors. Graduate/l'ndergraduate version; ANTH 545. Offered Fail. Instructor (s); S. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 347 THE U.S. AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY (3) 

The course looks at selected aspects of .\merican culture and society from an anthropological point of view. 
Readings derive from the works of both foreign and native observers, past and present. Graduate/Llndergraduate 
version: ANTH 54^. Not offered Fidl and Spring. Instructor(s): Faubion. 

ANTH 351 CULTURES OF NATIONALISM (3) 

This course will examine the cultural dimensions of nationalism, particularly around the creation of forms of 
"peoplehood" that seem to be presupposed by almost all nation-building projects. Texts to be imidyzed will include 
the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Declaration of the Rights to Man. Gradu- 
ateA ndergraduate version: ,\NTH 551. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 353 CULTURES OF INDIA (3) 

Suniman of the prehistory, ethnography, and ethnology of the Indian subcontinent. Special emphasis on Hindu- 
ism. Buddhism, and Indian philosophy. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 553. Repeatable for Credit. Not 
offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Tyler 

ANTH 358 THE FOURTH WORLD: ISSUES OF INDIGENOUS 

PEOPLE (3) 

In contrast with people seff-identified within political structures of the First, Second and Third Worlds, Fourth World 
peoples are, generally speaking, "stateless peoples". In this course we will examine both how this "unofficial" 
status affects their stniggle for self-determination and how native peoples engage traditional beliefs and practices 
for seff-empowerment. Through readings, films and speakers we will examine current conflicts facing indigenous 
people in North and South America, the Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Graduate/Undergraduate version; 
ANTH 558. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 361 LATIN AMERICAN TOPICS (3) 

This is an introductory course designed for students interested in aU or some of the following topics; Latin America, 
popular culture and cultural production, the study of cultural aspects of processes of globalization and Cultural 
.\nthropology. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 362 ARCHEOLOGICAL FIELD TECH NIQUES (3) 

Methods used in field work, laboratory analysis, and interpretation of archaeologicid data from a local site 
excavated by the cl-ass. Graduate/Llndergraduate version; ANTH 562. Pre-requisite(s): ANTH 205. Repeatable for 
Credit. Offered Spring. Instnictor(s): R. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 363 EARLY CIVILIZATIONS (3) 

A comparative study of the ci\ilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus, China, and the Maya, emphasizing the 
causes and conditions of their origins. Graduate/Llndergraduate version: ANTH 563. Not offered Fall and Spring. 
Instnictor(s): R. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 364 H ISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD TECH NIQUES (3) 

In this course, basic field archaeology techniques are taught on-site in an historical archaeology context; with 
emphasis on excavation methods, artifact recovery, and recording techniques. Students will excavate stone structures 
and a variety of historical deposits. Fieldwork takes place in Senegal, June-July. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): 
Mcintosh. 

ANTH 367 HUMAN EVOLUTION (3) 

Covers the fossil evidence for the evolution of primates and hominids, insights into early hominid beha\ior from 
comparative studies in primate ecology and behavior, and how evolution has shaped contemporary human diversity 
and behavior Pre-requisite(s): ,\NTH 203 or BIOS 202 or BIOS 3^4. Not offered Fall and Spring Instructor(s); 

S. .Mcintosh. 

ANTH 368 PRIMATOLOGY (3) 

An introduction to primate diversity, ecology, and sociality^ based on what is now known from field studies of wild 
primate populations. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

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ANTH 370 ARCHAEOLOGICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES AND 

ANALYSIS (3 TO 6) 

Techniques of processing, conserving and recording archaeological materials are emphasized. Students will 
become familiar with procedures for pottery, glass, metals, and building materials in addition to plant and animal 
remains. Course work includes lectures, hands-on lab work, and informal discussion. Lab takes place in Senegal, 
June-July. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Mcintosh. 

ANTH 371 MONEY AND EVERYDAY LIFE (3) 

Money is such a part of everyday modem Me that it is hard for us to imagine living without it. Yet in many pre- 
modem societies, gift-exchange was as important as money is in our own. This course will look at the cultural 
dimensions of systems of exchange, ranging from gift-giving among Northwest Coast Indians to foreign currenq 
exchanges between financial institutions. Along with the classic work of Marx and Simmel on money andcapital, we 
will also cover some of the anthropological work on gifts and exchange, such as that of Mauss, Levi-Strauss, and 
Bourdies, as well as some of the contemporary' debates initiated by Bataille and Derrida. Graduate/Undergraduate 
version: ANTH 571. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 372 CULTURES OF CAPITALISM (3) 

Most of us think of capitaUsm as primarily an economic phenomenon. Yet, it also has a profoundly cultural dimen- 
sion that includes culturally specific forms of risk taking, speculation, and even money and capital. This course 
will explore contemporary phenomenon such as speculation, booms and busts, and the stock market, and use 
them to discuss some of the classic work on the "cultures of capitahsm", including Marx, Simmel, Kracauer, and 
contemporary writers such as Jameson, DeBord and ViriUio. This is not an introductory course in economics 
but will look at how people talk and write about culture and capitaUsm. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 
572. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 373 THE LINGUISTIC TURN: LANGUAGE, NARRATION, AND 

MODERNITY (3) 

This course will look at the role of narration and the construction of some of the basic forms of modernity and 
post-modernity, ranging from nationahsm to performative approaches to identity. The first half of the course will 
introduce the basic linguistic tools necessan- to analyze a variety of cultural materials, and the second half will 
be devoted to analyzing specific texts and student presentations. The course does not presuppose any technical 
training in hnguistic or hterary analysis. Cross-hsted with LING 373. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 573. 
Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 375 ABRACADABRA: LANGUAGE AND MEMORY IN SCIENCE 

AND TECHNOLOGY (3) 

The histon' of language, writing, and formal notational systems in science and technology. Includes ancient and 
renaissance arts of memory, universal languages and the development of the calculus, secret writing and cryptog- 
raphy, the graphical method, the rise of the 'scriptural" mode of DNA, the development and use of programming 
languages, psychoanalysis. No technical knowledge is assumed. Graduate/Undergraduate version: AiNTH 575- Not 
offered Fall and Spring. URL: www.keltv'.rice.edu/375/index.html. Instructor (s): Kelty. 

ANTH 379 GIFTS AND CONTRACTS (3) 

This course uses philosophical, literary, and economic approaches to examine the role that gifts and contracts 
play in everyday Ufe and in constructing society and culture. Authors discussed include: Derrida, Marx, Mauss, 
David Lewis, ScheUing, Von Neumann and Morgenstem. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 579- Not offered 
Fall and Spring 

ANTH 380 CULTURE, SECURITY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS (3) 

Course addresses theories of risk society and their relationship to concepts of culmre, gender, security and human 
rights-based social movements. It addresses contemporary reorganizations of domestic, cultural and geopohtical 
space and also examines the increasingly intense discussions surrounding 'cultures" of fear, risk, safety, civility, gov- 
ernance, biopohtics and rights. Cross-hsted with HIST 380, WGST 380. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Chivens. 

ANTH 381 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3) 

Cultural, ecological, and biological perspectives on human health and disease throughout the world. Graduate/ 
Undergraduate version: ANTH 581. Limited enrollment. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Georges. 

ANTH 383 HUMAN ADAPTATION (3) 

Explanations for the range and patterns of human biological differences in the context of theories of adaptation. 
Integrates themes from human genetics, physiology, and cultural studies. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 
583- Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 388 THE LIFE CYCLE: A BIOCULTURAL VIEW (3) 

The human hfe cycle from conception to death. Focus is on the interaction between biological processes and 
culture. Cross-hsted with WGST 335. Graduate/Llndergraduate version: ANTH 588. Not offered Fall and Spring. 
Instructor(s): Georges. 

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ANTH 390 CULTURE, NARRATION, AND SUBJECTIVITY (3) 

This course examines how hngiiisiic and narrative structures interact to produce speciHc cuhures of interpretation. 
The focus will be on hnguistic iuid literan' representations of siibjectivit\. This course will use novels by Western 
authors, such as Virginia Woolf and Dostoevsk\. ;md some Chinese materiiils as comparison. (iraduateA ndergradu- 
ale version: ANTH 590. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 395 CULTURES AND COMMUNICATION (3) 

Investigates the relations bet\veen different forms of communication - speech, print, film and cultural construc- 
tions such as audiences, publics, and communities. Graduate/l ndergraduate version: .\NTH 595. Not offered 
Full iuid .Spring 

ANTH 402 SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS (3) 

Study of semantic categories and their formal expression in morphologicid. syntactic, and lexical imits and pat- 
terns. Cross-hsted with LING 4()2. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 403 ANALYZING PRACTICE (3) 

A critical re\iew of work informed by what hxs sometimes been deemed the "key concept" of anthropologicid 
dieory and research since the 1960s. Special attention will be devoted to the anidnics of practice developed by 
Foucault. by Bourdieu. and by de Certeau. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 603. Not offered Fall & Spring. 
Instnictor(s): Faubion. 

ANTH 404 INDEPENDENT STUDY ( 1 TO 9) 

Directed reading and preparation of written papers on anthropologicid subjects not offered in the curriculum and 
advanced study of subjects on which courses are offered. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 406 COGNITIVE STUDIES (3) 

Relations between thought, language, and culture. Special emphasis given to natural systems of classification and 
the logical principles underlving them. Cross-hsted with LING 406. Graduate/l'ndergraduate version: .\NTH 606. 
Repeatable for Credit. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Tvler 

ANTH 407 FIELD TECHNIQUES AND ANALYSIS (3) 

Techniques and practice in the obsenation, analysis, and recording of a human language. Includes discussion of 
ethical issues in working with indigenous peoples. Cross-hsted with LING 40". GraduateA'ndergradiiate version: 
ANTH 607. Recommended prerequisite(s): ANTH 300, 301, 402 and permission of instructor. Limited enroll- 
ment. Offered Fall. 

ANTH 408 FIELD TECHNIQUES AND ANALYSIS (3) 

Continuation of .VNTH 40"'/LING 40". Cross-listed with LIN(; 408. (iraduate/1 ndergraduate version: ANTH 608. 
Offered Spring. 

ANTH 409 AUTHORSHIP AND OWNERSHIP (3) 

A course on the relations that bind persons to particular things or ideas as property. Looks at forms of owner- 
ship as embodied by patents, copyright, brand names and trademarks, and explores how such laws, marks and 
names hinctions as useful anthropological objects. Graduate/l ndergraduate version: ANTH 609. Not offered Fall 
& Spring. Instructor(s): Landecker. 

ANTH410 THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF DEVELOPMENT (3) 

This course suggests the necessity of a solid ethnographic grounding for both practical de\elopment work and for 
further intellectual growth of the disciphne. Offered occasionally. Graduated ndergraduate version: .\NTH 610. 
Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 411 NEUROLINGUISTICS (3) 

Study of languages and the brain. Includes localization of speech, language, and memor\ fiuictions. hemispheric 
dominance, pathologies of speech and language associated with brain damage, and h\])otheses of the representa- 
tion and operation of linguistic information in the cortex. Cross-hsted with L1N(; 4ll. Graduate/L'ndergraduate 
version: .\NTIi 6! 1. Offered Fall. !nstructor(s): Lamb. 

ANTH 412 RHETORIC (3) 

Overview of chtssical theories, intensive discussion of contemporarv theories and applications in a wide variety 
of disciplines. Cross-listed with LING 4l0. Graduale/l ndergraduate version: ANTH 612. Repeatable for Credit. 
Offered Fall, instructor(s): Tyler 

ANTH 413 POST SOCIALISM AND EUROPEANIZATION (3) 

Interdisciplinarv seminar examines processes and meanings of HI expansion and post.socialism. Addresses the 
politics of knowledge surrounding cultural and historical formations of policy and integration in contemporarv 
Europe, and narratives such as modernity sovereignty security and nationalism, in light of ongoing reconfiguration 
of Kuropean political and cultural spaces. Cross-listed with HIST 4 13. (iraduaie/L ndergraduate version: ANTH 
613. Limited enrollment. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Chivens. 

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ANTH 414 HERMENEUTICS AND LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY (3) 

Application of linguistic theory and method in the analysis of cultural materials. Includes discourse analysis and 
the structure and interpretation of texts and conversation. Cross-hsted with LING 4I4. Graduate/Undergraduate 
version: ANTH 6l4. Repeatable for Credit. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Tyler. 

ANTH 415 THEORIES OF MODERNITY/POSTMODERNITY (3) 

An advanced course for graduate students and undergraduate majors with interests in the interdisciphnary field 
of culmral studies. Readings in the work of Marx, Weber, and Durkheira, Saussure, Gadamer, Derrida, Bahktin, 
Foucault, and others. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 6l5. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): 
Faubion. 

ANTH 418 CAN HUMANS THINK? ANTHROPOS, HUMANISM 

AND TECHNOLOGY (3) 

An upper level reading and research seminar that combines readings in the history of humanism with empirical 
and theoretical issues from the present. Texts and topics from Kant to JCR LickUder on anthropos and humanism, 
and examples from current debates: genetic engineering, environmentahsm, interfaces and networking technolo- 
gies, testing technologies, and intellectual property- regimes. Emphasis on the three R"s. Graduate/Undergraduate 
version: ANTH 618. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Kelty. 

ANTH 419 LAW AND SOCIETY (3) 

In addition to focusing on works associated with critical legal studies and its antecedent legal reahsm, the course 
will examine a number of cases in the international domain that challenge concepts of civil society arising with 
the modem nation-state. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 619. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 421 AUSTRALIAN LANGUAGES (3) 

A course on the structure of Austrahan languages examining the phonological, morphological, and syncretic 
systems. Emphasis placed on interaction with original data and making appropriate typological generalizations. 
Discussion of sociolinguistics, language use, language death and revitahzation. Cross-hsted with LING 425. Gradu- 
ate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 621. Pre-requisite(s): LING 200 or ANTH 200 or permission of instructor 
Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Bowem. 

ANTH 423 AFRICAN MYTHS AND RITUAL (3) 

Explore and analyze specific myths and rituals which provide legitimation for community ceremonies and that sene 
as a basis for the negotiation of power and ideology for members within that community. Readings from classic 
theorists: Durkheim, Levl-Struass, Edmond Leach, Gennap and Turner, and contemporary theorists: Werbner, 
Heusch, Comaroff, and Ray Cross-listed with RELI 423. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Bongmba. 

ANTH 425 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY (3) 

Seminar on selected topics in archaeological analysis and theory. The course will variously focus on ceramic 
analysis and classification, archaeological samphng in regional survey and excavation, and statistical approaches 
to data analysis and presentation. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 625. Pre-requisite(s): ANTH 205 and 
ANTH 362. Not offered Fall and Spring Instructor (s): S.McIntosh. 

ANTH 430 EXPERIMENTAL WRITING AND ANTHROPOLOGY (3) 

Explores relationships between ethnography and other genres. Emphasizes experimental styles, including com- 
binations of ethnographic and personal material, and problems of writing to communicate experiences such as 
violence and art. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 630. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Taylor. 

ANTH 440 BIOTECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE (3) 

This course focuses on anthropology of the Ufe sciences. We will examine how this work takes contemporary 
bioscience as a site for culmral analysis, and also the allied proposals that this represents an opportunity to reno- 
vate classic anthropological analyses and categories of kinship, reproduction, the body, hfe, death and identity. 
Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 640. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Landecker. 

ANTH 446 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOMEDICAL 

ANTHROPOLOGY (3) 

Seminar on contemporary research on the biomedical aspects of human health and disease. Includes topics from 
medical ecology and epidemiology. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 646. Pre-requisite(s): ANTH 381, or 
permission of instructor. Limited enrollment. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Georges. 

ANTH 447 MODERN ETHNOGRAPHY AND THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF 
MODERNITY (3) 

The course explores the strategies of representation, the methodologies, and the diagnostic categories to which 
anthropologists have resorted in coming to terms with such phenomena as rationahzation, economic and infor- 
mational globahzation, and the commodification of culmre. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 647. Not 
offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Faubion. - - - 

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\NTH 450 ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: 

A SEMINAR FOR MAJORS (3) 

This seminar is designed specifically for juniors and seniors who have declared anthropology iis a major, and is 
mended as an opportunit\ for them to survey the various applications and points of relevance of anthropology 
n the rapid transformations of contemporary societies and cultures. It is meant to both assess and challenge 
he forms of knowledge that anthropology has produced since its inception as a discipline. Not offered Fall and 

i>pring. Instructor (s): Marcus. 

ANTH 455 INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE AND 

TECHNOLOGY STUDIES (3) 

Introduction to the historical and social xspects of science and technology. Directed towards providing social 
scientists ways to understand the role of science and technology in their field sites and research projects; with 
idditionid emphasis on the use of media and internet technologies for qualitative social science research. 
jraduateA'ndergraduate version: ANTH 655. Limited enrollment. Offered Spring, kelty.rice.edu/455/index.html. 
instructor (s): Kelty. 

ANTH 458 HUMAN OSTEOLOGY (3) 

Introduction to the analysis of human skeletal material from archaeological sites. Graduate/Undergraduate version: 
\NTH 658. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): S. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 460 ADVANCED ARCHAEOLOGICAL THEORY (3) 

History and analysis of the major currents of archaeological theory from the Encyclopaedist origins of positivism, 
through cultural evolutionism and historical particularism, to the New Archaeology and current trends. Gradu- 
ate/L'ndergraduate version: ANTH 660. Pre-requisite(s): ANTH 205. Repeatable for Credit. Not offered Fall and 
Spring. Instructor (s): R. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 463 WEST AFRICAN PREHISTORY (3) 

Seminar pro\iding in-depth consideration of the later prehistoric archaeology (late Stone Age and Iron Age) 
of the West African subcontinent. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 663. Not offered Fall and Spring. 
Instructor (s): S. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 468 PALAEOCLIMATE AND HUMAN RESPONSE (3) 

PalaeoscientisLs have records extending through the Holocene of forcing processes, such as chmate, that influence 
humans. We examine these records and their impact on past and present society. We explore the concept of social 
memory, used to understand how past communities use information about chmate change and past responses in 
long term adaptive strategies. Cross-hsted with ESCI 468. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 668. Repeatable 
for Credit. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): R. Mcintosh; Droxler 

ANTH 474 ADVANCED SEMINAR ON THE PREHISTORIC 

LANDSCAPE (3) 

The interaction of human geography (cultural ecology) and the physical landscape (geomorphology and physical 
geography) as apphed to past and present settlement on major floodplains. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 
674. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): R. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 475 PLIO-PLEISTOCENE CLIMATE CHANGE AND HOMINID 

ADAPTATION (3) 

Junctures in the evolution of the hominids appear to coincide with shifts in the earth's climate record. We will 
explore the current status of our knowledge of global chmate in the PUo-Pleistocene and of the hominid record 
from the end of the Miocene to the appearance of H. sapiens. Cross-listed with ESCI 475- Graduate/L'ndergraduate 
version: .\NTH 6"'5. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): R. Mcintosh; Droxler 

ANTH 482 NON-WESTERN CINEMA: TH IRD WORLD CINEMAS (4) 

Study of significant national cinemas, film movements, and filmmakers of the Third Worid from ,\frica to Latin 
.\merica and from the Middle East to China. Includes colonial and postcolonial discourses. Cross-hsted with 
HART -482. Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: ,\NTH 682. Limited enrollment. Not offered Fall and Spring. 
Instructor(s): Naficy. 

ANTH 483 DOCUMENTARY AND ETH NOGRAPH IC FILM (4) 

Oveniew of the history of documentary and ethnographic cinema from a woridwide perspective. Includes both 
canonical and alternative films and film movements, with emphasis on the shifting and overlapping of boundaries 
of fiction and nonfiction genres. Cross-listed with HART 483. Graduate/l'ndergraduate version: ANTH 683. Not 
offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Naficy. 

ANTH 484 CULTURE, MEDIA, SOCIETY: EXILE AND DIASPORA 

CINEMAS (4) 

Examination of cultural productions as vehicles for communication across national, cultural, and other boundar- 
ies, using contemporary theories of culture and media. Includes the creation of meaning and cultural capital, the 
representation of minority and alternative view s, and the construction of individual and group identities. Cross-listed 
with HART 484. Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: ANTH 684. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Naficy. 

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ANTH 490 DIRECTED HONORS RESEARCH (3) 

A two-semester sequence of independent research culminating in the preparation and defense of an honor 
thesis. Open only to candidates formally accepted into the honors program. Instructor permission requiredii 
Offered FaU. ! 

ANTH 491 DIRECTED HONORS RESEARCH (3) 

A two-semester sequence of independent research cuhninating in the preparation and defense of an honor; 
thesis. Open only to candidates formally accepted in the honors program. Instructor permission required 
Offered Spring. 

ANTH 506 HISTORY OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL IDEAS (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 306. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Faubion. 

ANTH 507 ANTHROPOLOGICAL DIRECTIONS FROM SECOND 

WORLD WAR TO PRESENT (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 307. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s); Faubion. 

ANTH 508 HISTORY AS CULTURAL MYTH (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 308. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Taylor. 
ANTH 509 GLOBAL CULTURES (3) (i > ! : 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 309- Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 51 1 MASCULINITIES (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 3 1 1 ■ Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s) : Taylor. j 

ANTH 512 AFRICAN PREHISTORY (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 312. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): R. Mcintosh 

ANTH 513 LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (3) 

Cross-Usted with LING 513- Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 313. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fallili 
www.owhiet.rice.edu/-anth313. Instructor (s); Tyler j 

ANTH 515 INTRODUCTION TO THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF INFOR- 

MATION AND NETWORKS (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 315. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Kelty. 

ANTH 518 GRAPHING, COUNTING, FILMING: REPRESENTATION IN-I 

SCIENCE AND ANTHROPOLOGY (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 318. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Landecker. 

ANTH 519 SYMBOLISM AND POWER (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 319. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s); Taylor 

ANTH 520 PUBLIC SPHERES AND PUBLIC CULTURES (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 320. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 522 CULTURES AND IDENTITIES: RACE, ETHNICITY, I 

AND NATIONALISM (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 322. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 525 SEX, SELF, AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE (3) 

Cross-Usted with WGST 525. Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 325. Instructor(s); Faubion. 

ANTH 527 GENDER AND SYMBOLISM (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 327. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Taylor. 

ANTH 528 VIOLENCE, TERROR AND SOCIAL TRAUMA (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 328. Offered Spring. Instructor(s); Taylor 

ANTH 529 BODIES, SENSUALITIES, AND ART (3) 

GraduateAJndergraduate version; ANTH 329. Offered Fall. Instructor(s); Taylor. 

ANTH 535 ANTHROPOLOGY AS CULTURAL CRITIQUE (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 335. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s); Marcus. 

ANTH 538 READING POPULAR CULTURE (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 338. Offered Spring. 

ANTH 544 CITY/CULTURE (3) -j- .4J. 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 344. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 545 THE POLITICS OF THE PAST: ARCHAEOLOGY IN 

SOCIAL CONTEXT (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version; ANTH 345. Offered Fall. Instructor(s); S. Mcintosh. 

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ANTH 547 THE U.S. AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY (3) 

Gmduate/l ndergraduate version: .\NTH ^-i". Not offered Fall and Spring. Insirucior(s): Faubion. 

ANTH 551 CULTURES OF NATIONALISM (3) 

GraduateA ndergraduate version: ANTH 3>1 Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 553 CULTURES OF INDIA (3) 

Graduate/l ndergraduate version: ANTH 353. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Tyler. 

ANTH 558 THE FOURTH WORLD: ISSUES OF INDIGENOUS 

PEOPLES (3) 

Graduate/l ndergraduate version: ,\.NTH 35H. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 562 ARCHEOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNIQUES (3) 

GmduateA ndergraduate version: .\NTH 3(i2. Repeatable for Credit. Offered vSpring. Inslructor(s): R. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 563 EARLY CIVILIZATIONS (3) 

GraduateA ndergraduate version: .\NTH 3<'3. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): R. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 571 MONEY AND EVERYDAY LIFE (3) 

1 GraduateA ndergraduate version: ANTH 371. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 572 CULTURES OF CAPITALISM (3) 

GraduateA ndergraduate version: .\NTH 372. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 573 THE LINGUISTIC TURN: LANGUAGE, NARRATION, 

AND MODERNITY (3) 

GraduateA ndergraduate version: ANTH 373- Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 575 ABRACADABRA: LANGUAGE AND MEMORY IN SCIENCE 

, AND TECHNOLOGY (3) 

GraduateA^ndergraduate version: ANTH 375. Not offered Fall and Spring, www.kelty.rice.edu/375/index.html. 
Instructor(s): Kelty. 

ANTH 579 GIFTS AND CONTRACTS (3) 

t GraduateA ndergraduate version: ANTH 379. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 581 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3) 

GraduateAndergraduate version: ANTH 381. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Georges. 

ANTH 583 HUMAN ADAPTATION (3) 

GraduateAndergraduate version: .\NTH 383- Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 588 LIFE CYCLE: A BIOCULTURAL VIEW (3) 

GraduateAndergraduate version: ANTH 388. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Georges. 

ANTH 590 CULTURE, NARRATION, AND SUBJECTIVITY (3) 

GraduateAndergraduate version: ANTH 390. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 595 CULTURES AND COMMUNICATION (3) 

GraduateAndergraduate version: ANTH 395. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 600 INDEPENDENT STUDY ( 1 TO 9) 

Offered Fall. 

ANTH 601 GRADUATE PROSEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGY (3) 

Mapping the current fields of anthropological discourses, examining the debates in and benveen each of these 
fields, and discussing how these debates are conducted in the domains of fieldwork. ethnographic writing, and in 
the construction of careers in anthropology. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instnictor(s): Marcus. 

ANTH 602 ANTHROPOLOGY PROPOSAL WRITING SEMINAR (3) 

This seminar prepares anthropology graduate students to write a successful gnmi proposal. Basic elements of 
proposal writing, including problem conceptualization, literature reviews and methods will be covered. Offered 
Fall Instructor(s): Georges. 

ANTH 603 ANALYZING PRACTICE (3) 

I GraduateA ndergraduate version: ANTH 403. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Faubion. 

ANTH 605 FIELDWORK (4) 

Fieldwork- In which students pursue ethnographic research, learn to manage information and create presenta- 
tions using a variet\ of tools and technologies. Topics and themes change. Offered Fall, www.kelty.rice.edu/605/. 
Instructor(s): Keltv. 

JANTH606 COGNITIVE STUDIES (3) 

I GraduateAndergraduate version: .\NTH 406. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): TVIer. 



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ANTH 607 FIELD TECHNIQUES AND ANALYSIS (3) 

Cross-listed with LING 507. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 407. Offered Fall. 

ANTH 608 FIELD TECHNIQUES AND ANALYSIS (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 408. Offered Spring. . • ^ 

ANTH 609 AUTHORSHIP AND OWNERSHIP (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 409. Not offered Fall iuid Spring. Instructor(s): Landecker. 
ANTH 610 THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF DEVELOPMENT (3) 

Graduate/Lindergraduate version: ANTH 410. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 61 1 NEUROLINGUISTICS (3) - 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 41 1. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Lamb. 

ANTH 612 RHETORIC (3) 

Graduate/Llndergraduate version: ANTH 412. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall. Instructor (s) : Tyler. • -i r y- 

ANTH 613 POST SOCIALISM AND EUROPEANIZATION (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 413. Limited enrollment. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Chivens. 

ANTH 614 HERMENEUTICS AND LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 414. Repeatable for Credit. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ANTH 615 THEORIES OF MODERNITY/POSTMODERNITY (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 415. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Faubion. ; -: j^^^ 

ANTH 618 CAN HUMANS THINK? ANTHROPOS, HUMANISM AND 

TECHNOLOGY (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 418. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Kelty. -. j , - „. 

ANTH 619 LAW AND SOCIETY (3) i^ 

Graduate/Undergraduateversion: ANTH 419. Not offered Fall and Spring. • 

ANTH 621 AUSTRALIAN LANGUAGES (3) 

Cross-listed with LING 525. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 421. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Bowem. 

ANTH 625 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 425. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): S. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 630 EXPERIMENTAL WRITING AND ANTHROPOLOGY (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 430. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Taylor 

ANTH 640 BIOTECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE (3) 

Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: MTH 440. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Landecker 

ANTH 646 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOMEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 446. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Georges. 

ANTH 647 MODERN ETHNOGRAPHY AND THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF 
MODERNITY (3) 

Graduate/Llndergraduate version: .\NTH 447. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Faubion. 

ANTH 650 PEDAGOGY (3) 

Training in the basic elements of teaching in anthropology to be taken in conjunction with apphed graduate student 
teaching in ANTH 3l6. Recommended prerequisite(s): Third year and above graduate students. Repeatable for 
Credit. Offered Spring. 

ANTH 655 INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

STUDIES (3) 

Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: ANTH 455. Not offered Fall and Spring, www.kelty.rice.edu/455/index.html. 
Instructor (s): Keltv'. 

ANTH 658 HUMAN OSTEOLOGY (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 458. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): S. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 660 ADVANCED ARCHAEOLOGICAL THEORY (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 460. Pre-requisite(s): ANTH 205. Repeatable for Credit. Not offered Fall 
and Spring. Instructor(s): R. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 663 WEST AFRICAN PREHISTORY (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 463. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): R. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 668 PALAEOCLIMATE AND HUMAN RESPONSE (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ANTH 468. Repeatable for Credit. Not offered Fall and Spring Instructor (s): R. 
Mcintosh; Droxler. .. .. , ; w ,:,.... j. .. .-.-^ 

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ANTH 674 ADVANCED SEMINAR ON THE PREHISTORIC 

LANDSCAPE (3) 

Graduate/Lndergraduate version: ANTH 474. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): R. Mcintosh. 

ANTH 675 PLIO-PLEISTOCENE CLIMATE CHANGE AND HOMINID 

ADAPTATION (3) 

Graduate/l'ndergraduate version: .\NTH 475. Not offered Fall and Spring Instructor(s): R. Mcintosh; Droxler. 

ANTH 682 NON-WESTERN CINEMA: THIRD WORLD CINEMAS 

(1 TO 15) 

Cross-listed with HART 682. Graduate/Lindergraduate version: ANTH 482. Not offered Fall and Spring. 
Instructor (s): Naliq-. 

ANTH 683 DOCUMENTARY AND ETHNOGRAPHIC (3) 

Cross-listed with HART 683- Graduate/l ndergradiiaie version: .\NTH 483. Not offered Fall and Spring. 
Instructor{s): Naliq'. 

ANTH 684 CULTURE, MEDIA, SOCIETY: EXILE AND DIASPORA 

CINEMAS (4) 

Cross-listed with Ii\RT 684. Graduate/Lindergraduate version: ANTH 484. Not offered Fall and Spring. 
Instnictor(s): Nafiq'. 

ANTH 800 RESEARCH AND THESIS (3 TO 9) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. 

ARAB (ARABIC) 

School of Humanities/Center for Study of Languages 

ARAB 101 INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ARABIC LANGUAGE AND 

CULTURE I (5) 

This course introduces students to Modem Standard Arabic within the cultural context of the Arab world. Students 
v\ill learn speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through communicative drills and conversation practice. 
Multimedia material is an integral part of the course. Students will attend a weekly practice hour with the instruc- 
tor Recommended prerequisite (s): No prior knowledge of Arabic. Limited enrollment. 

ARAB 102 INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ARABIC LANGUAGE AND 

CULTURE II (5) 

Using an interactive approach, students will expand on the four language skills, acquiring additional basic struc- 
tures and vocabulan. The content will focus on their immediate environment and multiple aspects of the Arab 
world. Multimedia material is an integral part of the course. Students will attend a weekly practice hour with the 
instructor Pre-requisite(s): ARAB 101, or placement test, or permission of instructor. Repeatable for Credit. 
Limited enrollment. 

ARAB 201 INTERMEDIATE MODERN ARABIC LANGUAGE AND 

CULTURE I (4) 

In this course, students will further their proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening, utilizing complex 
semantic and syntactic structures. Students will be encouraged to participate in discussions, discourse and analysis, 
featuring historical, geographic, and cultural topics specific to the .-^rab world. Multi-media are an integral part of 
the course. Pre-requisite(s): ARAB 102, or placement test, or permission of instructor Limited enrollment. 

ARAB 202 INTERMEDIATE MODERN ARABIC LANGUAGE AND 

CULTURE II (4) 

In this fourth course of the Arabic sequence, assignments and activities center on historical, geographic, social, 
and literary^ text as well as current issues in the .\rab world. Students will acquire additional forms, structures 
and expressions that help them communicate their thoughts through discourse at the Intermediate High level. 
Pre-requisite(s): ARAB 201, or placement test, or permission of instructor Limited enrollment. 

ARAB 301 SEMINAR IN ARABIC (3) 

Advanced readings and discussions focus on literary and cultural topics, ranging from classical to contemporary. 
Integrates advanced grammatical constructions with comprehension and communication skills. Pre- requisite (s): 
ARAB 202, or placement test, or permission of instructor. Limited enrollment. 

ARAB 302 SEMINAR IN ARABIC (3) 

Advanced readings and discussions focus on various literary and cultural topics ranging from the classical to con- 
temporary. The course integrates advanced grammatical constructions with comprehension and communication 
skills. Pre-requisite(s): .\R\B 301, or placement test, or permission of instructor Limited enrollment 

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ARAB 398 INDEPENDENT STUDY ( 1 TO 6) 

Repeatable for Credit. 

ARAB 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY ( 1 TO 6) 

Instructor permission required. Limited enrollment. - ... 

ARCH (ARCHITECTURE) 



School of Architecture/Architecture 

ARCH 101 PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE I (4) 

Visual studies using simple tools and materials to develop an awareness of the environment and a vocabulary 
todescribe it. Reciuisite for architecture majors. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Greander; Samuels. 

ARCH 102 PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE I (4) 

A development of communication of formal information from further investigation of visual structures and their 
order. Requisite for architecture majors. Cross-hsted with .\RTV' 102. Pre-requisite(s): MCH 101. Offered Spring. 
InstRictor(s): Grenader; Samuels. 

ARCH 104 CASE STUDIES IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL 

ARCHITECTURE (3) 

This course offers an introduction to the history of western art and architecture through weekly case studies of 
some of the most important pubUc and private buildings in antiquity and the Middle Ages: from the Parthenon 
to a Roman house, Camavan Castle to Chartres Cathedral. Topics explored throughout the course include the 
construction of imperial authority, ritual and the formation of space, and the relationship between strucmre and 
design. Cross-hsted with HART 104, MDST 104. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Neagley; Quemenoen. 

ARCH 132 FRESHMAN SEMINAR ON ARCHITECTURAL ISSUES (2) 

Introductory tutorial. Readings, field trips, and seminar discussions. Exploration of the role of the architect and 
architecture in the metropohs. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Casbarian. 

ARCH 201 PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE II (6) 

Introduction to concepts of beginning architectural design. Design process as problem solving with emphasis on 
conscious method. Requisite for architecture majors. Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 102. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): 
Ohver; Ray 

ARCH 202 PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE II (6) 

Introduction to concepts of beginning arcliitectural design. Design process as problem sohing with empha- 
sis on conscious method. Requisite for architecture majors. Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 201. Offered Spring. 
Instructor(s): Wittenberg; Morrow. 

ARCH 207 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN OF STRUCTURES (3) 

The course will introduce students to historical and contemporan- strucmres through multi-media presentations, 
computer-based visuahzations, field trips and hands-on experiments with materials of construction and physical 
models of structures. This is an introductoiy interactive course on the art and science of designing engineered 
structures and is intended for freshmen and sophomores mterested in both civil engineering and architecture. Cross- 
hsted with CEVE 207. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 507. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Wittenberg. 

ARCH 214 DESIGN OF STRUCTURES II (3) 

Apphcation of materials & construction (wood, masonn, concrete & steel). Case smdies & field trips. Gradu- 
ate/L ndergraduate version: ,\RCH 5l4. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Oberholzer. 

ARCH 301 PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE III (6) 

Intermediate level design problems with emphasis on building teclmology, programming and formal design. Requisite 
for paraprofessional major in architecture. Pre-requisite(s): .VRCH 202. Offered Fall. InstiiictorCs): Hight; Lally 

ARCH 302 PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE III (6) 

Varietv of intermediate level problems for developing comprehensive experience in design methods and 
processes. Requisite for paraprofessional major in architecture. Pre-requisite(s): .\RCH 301. Offered Spring. 
Instructor (s): Cannady; Finley; Guthrie; Parsons. 

ARCH 303 SEMINAR IN SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT 

ANALYSIS (1) 

Engineering students will work \\ith architecture students in auiilyzing basic design principles of sustainable design. 
Students analyses will be incorporated in the final design projects and cuhninate in a semester final report. Limited 
enrollment. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Cannady 

ARCH 311 HOUSTON ARCHITECTURE (3) 

This course consists of a series of illustrated lectures and walking tours that describe and analyze the architecture 
of Houston from the city's founding in 1836 to the present. Characteristic building types and exceptional works 
of architecture are identified; tours stimulate an awareness of the historical dimension of urban sites. Graduate/ 
Undergraduate version: .ARCH 61 1. Offered FaU. Instructor (s): Fox. 



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ARCH 313 SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE (3) 

This course will explore sustainable design from initial sustainable facilit> concepLs and teani organizations, to 
enlisting communit\ support and process assessment. The course will develop into details about sustainable 
design, lessons learned, processes and outcomes. Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: ARCH 613. Offered Fall & 
Spring. Instructor(s): Taylor 

ARCH 315 DESIGN OF STRUCTURES III (3) 

Application of principles of iuialysis to construction of steel & concrete framed stnictures. Continuation of ARCH 
21.^. l\-i. OniduateA ndergniduate version: ARCH SIS. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Oberholzer 

ARCH 316 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS (3) 

An introduction to the thennal performance of buildings. Course is divided into 2 parts: Building Climatology and 
Air Conditioning Sy.stems. (IraduateA ndergraduate version: .\RCH SHi. Offered Fidl. Instructor(s): Oberholzer 

ARCH 317 LANDSCAPE AND SITE STRATEGIES FOR HOUSTON (3) 

This course is a workshop in site planning, with Houston as its focus. It will allow students to gain practice assess- 
ing, cataloging, and communicating the many complex issues that go into plugging a building into a site. We will 
navigate the networks created by natural environmenLs, the build and legal environments, and access. The final 
product of this course is a site plan. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 617. Limited enroUment. Offered 
Spring. Instructor (s); Albert; Whitehead. 

ARCH 322 METHODS OF MAKING (3) 

The intent of this class is to saturate the design process with direct experience, to make fabrication synonymous 
with design. The focus is on identifying and developing an awareness of the underlying principles manifest in joining 
materials. Graduate/l'ndergraduate version: ARCH 622. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Gutlirie. 

ARCH 325 WHAT IS ISLAMIC ART? (3) 

This seminar is a critical examination of key themes and issues in Islamic art. Based on readings that focus on 
speciHc exiuiiples of artistic and architectural production of major landmarks from the 7th to the 18th centuries 
our discussions will evolve around such questions as: What is Islamic about Islamic art? How and where did art, 
reUgion, and politics intersect? To what extent were art and architecture informed by religious principles, practices, 
and rituals? Can we speak of a distinctive visual language across the Muslim world? We will also explore the role of 
myth in the construction of cultural heritage, the development of writing into a major fonu of art called caUigraphy, 
and questions of patronage and imperial ideology. We will revisit long-held assumptions about the nature or Islamic 
art as iconoclastic and aniconistic, and about the nature and scope of artistic exchange between the Muslim world 
and the Latin Christian West, Byzantium, and China. Cross-hsted with HART 325. Limited enroUment. Not offered 
Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Hamadeh. 

ARCH 327 BUILDING WORKSHOP I (3) 

The Rice Building Workshop involves students in the design and construction of real projects at various scales. 
Elective courses and course sequences will be formatted to address the specific requirements of each project 
asrequired. Please consult postings for further information. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 627. Repeat- 
able for Credit. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Samuels. 

ARCH 328 TEN MONUMENTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD (3) 

This seminar examines ten key religious and secular buildings of the Islamic world, including some of the most 
celebrated monuments such as the Taj Mahal, in India, and the Alhambra Palace, in Spain. It covers a wide geo- 
graphical area that stretches from modem Turkey. Egypt, and Syria, to Iran and India. Each session will alternate 
lecture and discussion and will focus on one building, exploring it in depth in relation to its aesthetic, cultural, 
rehgious. and political contexts. We will examine the formation of a visual vocabulary, its continuities, and varia- 
tions, the complex layers of meanings embedded in these monuments, and will question patronage, imperial 
ideology, and cross-cultural encounters and influences. Cross-listed with HART 323- (Jraduate/Lndergraduate 
version: .\RCH 628. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Hamadeh. 

ARCH 331 VISUAL CULTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD I (3) 

,\n introduction to the arts and architecture of the Islamic world from the rise of Islam to the Mongol invasions. 
Explores the development of a \isual tradition through its continuities, regional variations, exchanges, and inter- 
textuahties. Examines key religious and secular institutions and art forms through their aesthetic and historical 
contexts. Cross-listed with HART 321. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Hamadeh. 

ARCH 332 VISUAL CULTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD II (3) 

An introduction to the architecture, ceramics, textiles, and arts of the book of the Islamic world, from Egypt to 
India and Central Asia, beginning in the wake of the Mongol conquests and ending with the demise of the Ottoman 
empire. Focusing on court patronage and production, the course examines key buildings and objects through their 
aesthetic, cultural, religious, and political contexts. Methodological concerns of the Held are addressed through 
an exploration of such themes as iconoclasm, word and image, and cross-cultural influences. Cross-listed with 
IL\RT 511. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Hamadeh. 

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284 Courses of Instruction 

ARCH 334 BUILDING WORKSHOP II (3) 

Real-life problems dealing with design and constmction. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 634. Repeatable 
for Credit. Offered Spring. Instnictor(s): Samuels. 

ARCH 340 ANIMATING ARCHITECTURE (3) 

The goal of this class will be the production of a short imimated fibi whose central theme will be an unbuilt work 
of caconic architecture. Modehng and rendering skills in any 3d software package are required for this course. 
Although we will primarily be using 3DS MAX, general knowledge of a w ide range of supporting software will be very 
helphil. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 640. Limited enroUment. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Heiss. 

ARCH 344 CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN (3) 

A seminar in wliich the relationship between the construction of an object and its usefuhess is explored. The 
premise in the course is that the way things are made can be one credible point of departure for the architectural 
design process. Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: .\RCH 644. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Parsons. 

ARCH 345 ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY I (3) 

This course w ill trace the development of Renaissance and Baroque architecture in Italy and France w ith reference 
to the dialectic of hcense and rule. The first part, which covers the period from 1400-1600, will focus on the civil, 
domestic and ecclesiastical architecture of the chief protagonists of the Itahan Renaissance: Bnmelleschi, Alberti, 
Bramante, Giuho Romano, Michelangelo and Palladio. Their buildings and urban initiatives will be interpreted 
in terms of continuities & discontinuities between an emerging theoretical tradition and the demands of actual 
practice. Cross-hsted with HART 3^5. Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: ARCH 645. Offered Fall. 

ARCH 346 ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY II (3) 

This course is an overview of modem architecture with reference to related issues in cultural modernity. The 
course will consider important work of the 19th and 20th century, although reference will be made to earher 
material where it bears on the issues under discussion. The course begins with the claim that the architecture 
of modernity has historically been conceived and developed in relation to Utopian ideals, and that architectural 
modernism cannot be adequately understood unless attention is paid to its various Utopian and dystopian 'mo- 
ments'. Cross-hsted with HART 346. Graduate/L^ndergraduate version: ARCH 646. Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 345 or 
ARCH 645. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): el-Dahdah. 

ARCH 347 ARCHITECTURE IN POPULAR CULTURE (3) 

An overview of the ways that popular culUire and mass media look at architecture. Topics vary from year to year, 
focusing on how the disciphne and objects of architecture are portrayed in one or more of the following: television, 
film, advertising, popular novels, animation, comic books, music video, and arcade games. Graduate/Undergradu- 
ate version: ARCH 647. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Biln. 

ARCH 349 IN REPRESENTATION: SIGNS OF LIFE (3) 

This course considers the problem of capturing, producing, and rendering both real and imagined images of 
architecture, landscape and the urban environment. The course does not follow the usual practice of beginning 
with a particular technique and then applying it to assigned problems of representation. Rather this course will 
work toward issues in technique from the starting points of subject matter and creative intention. Graduate/Un- 
dergraduate version: ARCH 549. Limited enrollment. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Biln. 

ARCH 350 URBAN IDENTITY, UTILITY AND REFUSAL (3) 

This course is intended to function as a small research seminar. Interested sftidents will participate in exploring 
a related set of concerns involving the development of historical urban Utopia conditioned by desires both to 
express social resistance and to produce new social identities. Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: ARCH 650. Not 
offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 353 PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ARCHITECTS (3) 

Exploration of a variety of photographic techniques for architectural research, design, and presentation. Gradu- 
ateA,indergraduate version: .\RCH 653. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): White. 

ARCH 357 ART AND EMPIRE: THE OTTOMAN WORLD (3) 

This course looks at the art and architecture of the Ottoman empire, the longest surviving Mushm empire, from its 
inception in 1453 until its demise in the 1920s. Based on in-depth studies of rehgious and secular monuments, 
objects, and paintings, it examines the roots of Ottoman visual culture, the formation of a canonic style, relations 
with eastern and western artistic traditions, issues of power and identity in art, systems of patronage, concepts 
of westernization and Ottoman modernism. Cross-hsted with HART 327. Limited enrollment. Not offered Fall & 
Spring. Instructor(s): Hamadeh. - 

ARCH 358 CAST MODERNITY (3) 

This seminar will look at concretes role as a facihtator of the conceptual and theoretical agendas of the architecture 
of the 20th centurv. Just as the Domino system enabled a new architecture at the beginning of the century, the 
current interests in topological and non-treated form are again arguing for concrete "s unique properties. Gradu- 
ate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 658. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Oliver 



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Coi'RSEs OF Instruction 285 

ARCH 360 CRISIS AND COMMUNICATIONS (3) 

.Vs ilic deniands for clesii;ii t()da\ sliifi toward social, economic and tcdniologicid concerns, the group/crisis model 
is re-emert;ing in both coqionite and popular and radic;d miheus. We will study the histon* of these developments, 
form our own colleciixe operation imd produce a publication that rellects this emeri^inj; new approach to design 
culture. This is both a histor> ;uid research course and a hands-on course in communications design, (iradu- 
ate/l ndergraduate version: ARCH (i6(). Not offered Kail and Spring. 

ARCH 362 THE PHILOSOPHY OF MATTER, FORCE, AND EVENT (3) 

A lecture course on the philosophy of (iilles Deleu/e will deid with the metaphysical foundations of contemporarv 
space and lime. Readings will include Deleuze's -.undyses of Spino/.a. Leibniz, .Nietzsche, and Bergson. Strong 
empluLsis will be placed on reading, writing, as well ius on design applications of principles from the work. Gradu- 
ate/l ndergraduate version: ARCH bbl. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 363 ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATION (3) 

A semester long workshop designed to impart skills in free-hand drawing, with ;m emphasis on architectural 

subjects. The course w ill consist of in-class sketching exercises and out-of-cla.ss draw ing a^ssignments. Repeatable 

for Credit. Offered Fall. lnstructor{s): Cannady. 

ARCH 368 SEMINAR: TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY (3) 

This research-based seminar is a quod libet course open to graduate and undergraduates alike. The course will 

place hea\\ emphasis on weekly writing imd reading and formal research techniques. Students will select their 

own research topics and will develop written and graphic materials for seminar presentations and publication. 

Finished materiaJs will be prepared for, and presented at, every class meeting, it is encouraged that this course be 

used in conjunction with a design studio, as a research, theorv, and development arm. Graduate/Undergraduate 

version; .\RCH 668. Offered Spring. Instnictor(s): Kwinter 

ARCH 372 SILENCE/SOUND/NOISE (3) 

This course will examine the sonorous dimensions and implications of architecture. While the course will provide 
an overview of basic principles of acoustics and architecture s materiidity in relation to sound, the primary focus 
will be the architectural implications of sound-dominant rather than vision-dominant modes of thought. Limited 
enrollment. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 374 THE JOY OF MATERIALS (3) 

An investigation of how materials influence and inspire the making of works of architecture. GraduateA ndergradu- 
ate version: ARCH 6"4. Limited enrollment. Offered Spring. lnstruct()r(s): Jimenez. 

ARCH 382 REPOSITIONING THE SEAM (TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR) (3) 

The class will explore the use of surface modeling software and C.\I) modeling tools how various techniques of 
articulating form, in relation to programmatic performance, affects the visual, formal, and spatial organization of 
die places we inhabit. W ith the use of surface modeling programs and C\I) dndting tools, a heavy emphasis will 
be placed on articulating the work through graphic techniques before being applied to physical models. The class 
will be run in small groups of 2-3 people. The initial weeks of the class will be spent looking to precedents which 
explore various techniques of articulating form and space. Each team will then focus these various techniques 
from the precedents on a single space or series of spaces. With each group focusing on the same space, each with 
a separate emphasis, a juxtaposition of results will occur allowing for a comparison that looks to implications on 
the visual, periformative, and organizational systems. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Lally. 

ARCH 384 CONCEPTUAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE (3) 

The hrst part of the course will examine the conceptual art practices that began in die 1960s, including Bochner, 
Kosudi, art and language, LeWitt. Haacke, Kelly, and Smithson. The second part of die course will focus on the 
question of what constitutes a conceptual architecture by interrogating a series of potential practices includ- 
ing: Super Studio, .\nchigram, Eisenman, Libeskind, Shinohara, Hejduf, Tschumi, and others. Cross-listed with 
H.\RT 392. Graduate/l ndergraduate version: ARCH 6«4. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Last. 

ARCH 386 ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIETY II 

(ENLIGHTENMENT-POSTMODERNITY) (3) 

Through a series of case studies, this course will examine the socio-cultural consequences of exemplary buildings 
from the Enlightenment through Postmodemitv. Graduate/l ndergraduate version: ,\RCH 686. Offered Spring. 
Instructor(s): Biln. 

ARCH 401 PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE IV (6) 

Upper level architectural design problems with an emphasis on urban issues and site planning, and com- 
plex building organization. Required for preprofessional major in architecture. Pre-requisile(s): .\RCH 302. 
Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Jimenez; Morrow. 

ARCH 402 PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE IV (6) 

Pre-requisite(s): .\RCH 4()1. Offered Spring. Insiructor(s); Cannady; Finley; Guthrie; Parsons. 

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ARCH 412 PRODUCT (3) 

By reducing the scale of our efforts from architecture down to product design, and through a series of field trips to ; 
material suppUers, manufacturing facilities, and retail environments, this class will explore a means of producing i 
designs that will directly enter the market. We will develop a complete design and production process in which 
snidents will be asked to not only create a prototype household object, but also to make that object in quantity 
and introduce it into the retail world for consumption. As a means of testing the success of these designs, all of 
the products will be for sale at Sunset Settings following the completion of the course. Graduate/Undergraduate 
version: ARCH 6 12. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Heiss. 

ARCH 416 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DELIVERY 

INNOVATION (3) 

Process innovation in the design and construction industries is far too rare. Even with access to powerful tools 
such as CADD and the Internet, many opportunities for process improvement are overlooked and problems are 
repeatedly ignored. Within this course, cross-disciphne project teams will use contemporary business tools to 
evaluate longstanding industry practices and develop ideas for process innovation. At the end of the semester, 
students will present innovation concepts to members of the Project Dehvery Innovation Forum, a group of indus- 
try leaders that may select student ideas for hirther research on real projects. Graduate/Undergraduate version: 
ARCH 616. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): White-Bryson. 

ARCH 422 THE MAKING OF THE ORIENT (3) 

The Making of the Orient in the 18-20th CenUiry Europe focuses on the construction of the image of the Orient in i 
the age of European colonial expansion. Through critical analysis of texts, images, and cultural practices (paint- 
ing, photography, architecture, city planning, music, fiction, and travel literature) and key theoretical works, , 
this course examines issues of production and codification of knowledge, politics of representation, and identity ^ 
construction in and beyond the colonial period. Cross-hsted with HART 422. Limited enrollment. Offered Spring. . 
Instructor (s): Hamadeh. 

ARCH 423 PROFESSIONALISM AND MANAGEMENT IN 

ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE (3) 

An introductory survey of the characteristics of the delivery of architectural services by professional design orga- 
nizations. Through readings and lectures, students become familiar with the social, technical, legal, ethical, and 
financial miheu of modem architecture practice. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 623. Offered Spring. 
Instructor(s): Fleishacker; Furr. 

ARCH 424 THEORY AND MODERNISM (3) 

This course will consider certain key relationships between film, architecture and die city in the 20th century. 
Our point of departure will be the claim that since well before the birth of enhghtenment thought, Western spatial 
practices have had an insistendy narrative, sequential, and scopic character that has only become more pronounced 
with the arrival of new media and related technologies in the 19th century. The course will operate as a seminar in 
which both student and instructor will offer presentations, coordinate discussions, and actively participate in class 
dialogues. Graduate/Llndergraduate version: ARCH 624. Repeatable for Credit. Not offered Fall and Spring 

ARCH 425 THEORY AND MODERNISM (3) 

This course operates as a forum for thinking broadly about the cultural modernity and architectural modernism. 
This semester, the course will consider a deeply persistent, greatly underestimated, and increasingly important 
cultural figure: the building that hves. We will study some of the most important formulations of this trope from 
antiquity to postmodemity, from figures such as the filing temples and walking statues of antiquity to contemporary 
problems of posthuman existence and 'animate' materials in architecture. We will see that the living building 
inhabits a monstrous' terrain where the Umits of three central fabrications of culture-humanity, technology, 
and nature-are mutually transgressed. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 625. Limited enrollment. Offered 
Fall. Instructor (s): Bihi. 

ARCH 426 DESIGNING THE LOW-COST HOUSE (3) 

The spring course begins the sequence to produce a small house under the auspices of the Rice Building Work- 
shop. The history and development of the small house will be examined, followed by an analysis of the proposed 
mid-town site and it's context. Construction technologies, materials, costs, climate conditions, and code issues 
will be considered. Each student will develop a design approach in some detail, and a single proposal (or merg- 
ing of proposals) will be selected and documented for permitting and construction. All phases of the project will 
incorporate collaboration with the larger community, from neighborhood organizations to local contractors. 
Graduate/Llndergraduate version: ARCH 626. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 429 BUILDING LOW COST HOUSE II (3) 

This elective course will continue sUident involvement in the hands-on process of constructing a new strucmre 
forProject Row Houses, a noted grass-roots art project promoting neighborhood revitahzation and community 
service in the Third Ward. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 629. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

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ARCH 432 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN 

ARCHITECTURE (3) 

This course is desij^iu'd as a general introduclion lo conipiitinj; in the conieM ot archilectural design. Hmpha<>is 
is on the use of digital media as design tools and tiie a|)pro|)riate use ol these tools in the vaiying processes of 
design. This course inckides exposure lo a broad spectniiii of design, drafting, modeling and presentation soft^^are. 
Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 433 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN 

ARCHITECTURE (3) 

This course is designed as a general introduction to computing in the context of architectural design. Kmphasis 
is on the use of digital media as design tools and the appropriate use of these tools in the var\ing processes of 
design. This course includes exposure to a broad spectrum of design, drafting, modeling and presentation software. 
Graduated ndergraduate version: .VRCH 63.^. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 435 ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTER GRAPHICS OVERVIEW (3) 

Introduction to basic computer gra|)hics, computer aided design, and the programming algoritiuns that 
underlie them. Develops familiarity with packages such as .\utocad and .\rris. (iraduate/l udergraduale ver- 
sion: .\K(;il ()35. .Vlu.st be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): .Architecture. Offered Fall and Spring. 
Instructor(s): L. Koehler; P. Koehler 

ARCH 436 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURE (3) 

.\d\anced computer graphic techniques using CM) in architecture as a design and presentation medium, (iradu- 
ate/l ndergraduate \ersion: .ARCH 636. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 437 VIDEO 1,2, 3 (3) 

Production of .Architectural space through the use of video, scale physical models, installations, and the urban 
environment. (iraduateA ndergraduate version: ARCH 637. Instructor permission required. Limited enrollment. 
Offered Fidl. Instructor! s): Heiss. 

ARCH 439 THREE DIMENSIONAL COMPUTER GRAPHICS (3) 

,A workshop in three dimensional computer modeling and its theoretical implications for architecture and design. 
One class session each week will be a how to lecture covering the technical side of modeling. The other sessions 
will consist of group discussion through which we will explore the theoretical implications of the medium and 
test the limiLs of its use as architectural representation. (iraduateA ndergraduate version: .ARCH 639. Instructor 
permission required. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Lally 

ARCH 441 GENETIC SCREENING: TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR (3) 

It IS the intent of the class to research and explore the potentials of computer-.software and fabrication in a focused 
semester long design exercise. The class will explore 3-1) computer software (specifically MFIL scripting) for iLs 
variability and adaptability, working on specified performative requirements scripted through if/then scenarios. 
In groups of 3 the class will investigate these potentials focusing on the design of a screen privacy screen/curtain 
wall) before fabricating physical models of these investigations. (Basic understanding of Maya encouraged but no 
previous requisites required). Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: ARCH 641. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Lally. 

ARCH 455 HOUSING AND URBAN PROGRAMS: ISSUES IN POLICY (3) 

This course will explore current issues in the formulation and implementation of housing and urban development 
programs in the I .S. .An oral presentation and written paper on a specific topic within a general policy area required, 
(iraduate/l ndergraduate version: ARCH 655. Offered Fall and Spring. Instruclor(s): Lord. 

ARCH 461 SPECIAL PROJECTS (3 TO 9) 

Independent research or design arranged in consultation with a faculty member Subject to approval of faculty 
advisor and director Repeatable for Credit. Limited enrollment. Offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 464 INDEPENDENT PROJECTS IN FURNITURE DESIGN AND 

FABRICATION (3) 

This course will examine alternative materials and material technologies, both existing and emerging, and their 
impact on the design and fabrication of furniture. The class will initially focus on research into impact of innova- 
tions in materials and practices on the production of furniture over the course of the la.si centurv Kach student will 
specifically address the use made by various designers of these changes. The remainder of the course will see each 
student focus on the investigation of a specific material and its possible methods of manipulation via a simultaneous 
process of research/design resulting in the fabrication of a proto type. Not offered Fall and Spring 

ARCH 469 CASE STUDY IN URBAN DESIGN: BRASILIA (3) 

Starting with t%vo principal documents describing the citv of Brasilia, the original hand drawn competition entrv in 
195" and a digital sunev of 199", this seminar will study modem urban design in relation to the 1950s project 
for a new Brazilian capital. The project of Brasilia, and its inevitable transformation over time, will be looked at 
historically, politicallv. culturally, formally and esthetically. Graduate/L ndergraduate version: ARCH 669- Limited 
enrollment. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): el-Dahdah. 

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288 Courses of Instruction 

ARCH 481 THE IDEA OF HOUSING (3) 

In the 1920s the architectural idea of housing and the philosophical idea of existentialism emerged simultaneously 
in presumably unrelated intellectual circles. Being and Time was published in 1927, the same year the Weissenhof 
Setdement opened to the public in Suittgart. One need only emphasize the fact Uiat Martin Heidegger is precisely 
the same age as both Le Corbusier and Mies to suggest an exploration of the possible connections between the 
two seemingly disparate inteUectual trends. Whether this shared history represents only a coincidence or the 
overlap of significant content is an open question. The first part of the seminar will examine this question. The 
second part will catalogue the institutionahzation of these ideas through the 1950s using a series of case studies. 
Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 681. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 483 TWENTIETH CENTURY HISTORY OF IDEAS OF 

ARCHITECTURE (3) 

This course will examine Twentieth CenUiry architectural discourse in a broad intellectual context. Course mate- 
rial will cover the period between 1900 and the present, focusing on 1965-1995. Special attention will be paid to 
relationships among philosophy critical theory, cultural criticism, and the objects and theories of architecture. The 
following topics are covered: Anticipation and Reflection, Formalist Aesthetics, Architecture and Form, Culture and 
Modernity, Culture and Depdi Analysis, Psychoanalytic Interpretation, Architecture and Desire, Culture and Politics, 
Marxism and Neo-Historicism, Architecture and Political Critique, Phenomology and Reception, Architecture and 
the Life-World, Culture after Modernism, Semiotics and Structuralism, Discourse and Discipline, Deconstruction 
and Textuality, Deconstruction (Re) constructed. Feminism and Gender Theory, Architecture and Difference. 
Graduate/L^ndergraduate version: ARCH 683. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Last. 

ARCH 485 ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIETY I (3) 

Through a series of case studies, this course will examine the socio-cultural consequences of exemplary buildings 
from Antiquity through die 1 7th century. Cross-listed with HART 455. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 685. 
Offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Hight. 

ARCH 492 PROBLEMS IN KNOWLEDGE AND DESIGN (3) 

This course will present as series of lectures on the physics and metaphysics of creation and genesis from a wide 
variety of perspectives and disciplines, slowly sewing them together within a general and non-classical approach 
to form. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 692. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Kwinter. 

ARCH 500 PRECEPTORSHIP PROGRAM (15) 

Full time internship for nine to twelve months under guidance of appointed preceptor. Required for all recipients 
of Rice B.A. degrees in pre-professional program of area majors who seek admission to graduate studies in 
Architecture. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Casbarian. 

ARCH 501 CORE DESIGN STUDIO I ( 1 O) 

Requisite for admission to graduate professional program options in architecture or urban design for students 
with nonarchitectural bachelor's degree. Lectures, seminars, laboratories, and design studio projects adjusted to 
individual needs. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Guthrie; Satterfield. 

ARCH 502 CORE DESIGN STUDIO II (lO) 

This studio emphasizes the impact of building systems and protocols on the spatial and formal organiza- 
tion of architecmre with a final project focused on the design of a pubhc building in a metropohtan context. 
The studiofocuses equally on the development of concepUial rigor and technical expertise. Offered Spring. 
Lfistructor(s): Oliver; Felder. 

ARCH 503 CORE DESIGN STUDIO III ( 1 O) 

Design studio to follow ARCH 501, 502. Preparation for entering smdios in the regular graduate programs in 
architecture and urban design in the following semester. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Wittenberg, Finley 

ARCH 504 CORE DESIGN STUDIO IV ( 1 O) 

Exploration of abstract thought and design capabihties relevant to systematic processes of designing spe- 
cific buildings and facilities. Course content is topic oriented and varies section to section. Offered Spring. 
Instructor (s): Hight; Lally 

ARCH 507 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN OF STRUCTURES (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 207. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Wittenberg. 

ARCH 514 DESIGN OF STRUCTURES II (3) 

A course in structures for sUidents in the Option I Program. Topics include: structure in architecUire; forces and ; 
equilibrium; structural materials; the behavior, analysis, and design of structural elements and their connections. ] 
Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 214. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Oberholzer. .. j 

ARCH 515 DESIGN OF STRUCTURES III (3) 1 

A second course in structures for students in the Quahfying Graduate Program. Topics include: additional topics 
in the behavior, analysis, and design of strucmral elements; synthesis of strucmral elements into structuralsys- 
tems; integration of structural systems with other building systems. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 315. . 
Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Oberholzer. 

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Courses of Instruction 289 

ARCH 516 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS (3) 

Graduiite/l'nderoraduate version: ARCH 316. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Oberholzer 

ARCH 532 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL, VISUALIZATION, AND 

COMMUNICATION (3) 

Provides an introduction to digital visualization & communication in the context of architectural design. Emphasis 
is placed on working methods that engage specific issues of the complex assembUes in architectural practice, 
coordinating various software & graphic techniques through composite methods. The last 3 weeks of the semester 
will focus on the design & production of a printed portfoho to organize & communicate design work from the 
first 2 semesters of the core studio sequence. Applications include: Illustrator, In-Design, Photoshop, AutoCAD, 
3D\L\X, FormZ, DreamWeaver, and Flash. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Finley; Satterfield. 

ARCH 549 IN REPRESENTATION: SIGNS OF LIFE (3) 

Graduate/Lndergraduate version: ARCH 349- Limited enrollment. Not offered Fall and Spring 
Instructor(s): Biln. 

ARCH 600 M. ARCH. I INTERNSHIP (1 TO 15) 

Practical work experience for students who have completed at least four semesters in the Option I Program 
prior to their entrance into the regular Master of Architecture studio sequence. Instructor permission required. 
Repeatable for Credit. Limited enrollment. 

ARCH 601 ARCHITECTURAL PROBLEMS: STUDIO (1 O) 

Emphasis on abstract thought and design capabifities relevant to systematic processes of designing specific build- 
ings and facihties. Note: there are three separate sections for this course. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall. 
Instnictor(s): Pope; Wamble. 

ARCH 602 ARCHITECTURAL PROBLEMS ( 1 O) 

Emphasis on abstract thought and design capabihties relevant to systematic processes of designing specific build- 
ings and facihties. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Jimenez; Last; Lee. 

ARCH 603 ARCHITECTURAL PROBLEMS: STUDIO ( 1 O) 

Emphasis on abstract thought and design capabihties relevant to systematic processes of designing specific 
buildings and facihties. Offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 605 ARCHITECTURAL PROBLEMS: STUDIO ( 1 O) 

Studio conducted in a workshop format with exercises in such topical areas as program development, energy 
analysis and design, building system integration, and financial analysis. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall & 
Spring. Instructor (s): Visiting critics. 

ARCH 61 O BUILDING WORKSHOP: THEATER RENOVATION/PARIS 

PROGRAM (6) 

Special seminars, lectures, and site visits relevant to history, urban theory, and structure of Paris and other European 
centers. Offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Fitzsimmons; Visiting critics. 

ARCH 611 HOUSTON ARCHITECTURE (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 311. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Fox. 

ARCH 612 PRODUCT (3) 

(iiaduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 412. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Heiss. 

ARCH 613 SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 313. Offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Taylor. 

ARCH 616 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DELIVERY IN- 

NOVATION (3) 

Cross-listed with MGMT 716. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 4l6. Offered Spring. 
Instructor(s): White-Br\'son. 

ARCH 617 LANDSCAPE AND SITE STRATEGIES FOR HOUSTON (3) 

This course is a workshop in site planning, with Houston as its focus. It will allow students to gain practice assess- 
ini^. cataloging, and communicating the many complex issues that go into plugging a building into a site. We will 
na\igate the networks created by natural environments, the build and legal environments, and access. The final 
product of this course is a site plan. Graduate/L^ndergraduate version: ARCH 317. Limited enrollment. Offered 
(Spring. Instructor(s): Albert; Whitehead. 

ARCH 619 MAKING IT: THE CULTURE OF CONSTRUCTION (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 419. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 620 HISTORY OF BUILDING TECHNOLOGY/PARIS PROGRAM (10) 

^Advanced issues in building design and urban infrastructure using Paris as context. Exploration of compound 
design processes resulting in the development of complex building typologies. Offered Fall and Spring. 
Instructor(s): Casbarian; Fitzsimons. 

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290 Courses of Instruction 

ARCH 621 ECONOMICS OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 321. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 622 METHODS OF MAKING (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 322. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Guthrie. 

ARCH 623 PROFESSIONALISM AND MANAGEMENT IN ARCHITEC- 

TURAL PRACTICE (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 423. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Fleishacker; Furr. 

ARCH 624 THEORY AND MODERNISM (3) 

Graduate/LTndergraduate version: ,\RCH 424. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 625 THEORY AND MODERNISM: UNDER THE SKIN (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: .\RCH 425. Limited enrollment. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Biln. 

ARCH 626 DESIGNING THE LOW-COST HOUSE (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 426. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 627 BUILDING WORKSHOP I (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: .\RCH ^2'^. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Samuels. 

ARCH 628 TEN MONUMENTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD (3) 

This seminar examines ten key rehgious and secular buildings of the Islamic world, including some of the most 
celebrated monuments such as the Taj Mahal, in India, and the Alhambra Palace, in Spain. It covers a wide geo- 
graphical area that stretches from modem "Rirkey, Egypt, and Syria, to Iran and India. Each session will alternate 
lecture and discussion and will focus on one building, exploring it in depth in relation to its aesthetic, cultural, 
rehgious, and pohtical contexts. We will examine the formation of a visual vocabulary, its continuities and varia- 
tions, the complex layers of meanings embedded in these monuments, and will consider questions of patronage, 
imperial ideology, and cross-cultural encounters and influences. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 328. 
Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Hamadeh. 

ARCH 629 BUILDING LOW COST HOUSE II (3) ' 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 429. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 632 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS IN ARCHITECTURE (3) 

Lectures and seminars deaUng with problem-solving activities and methodological issues in architectural design 
and urban design. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 633 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN 

ARCHITECTURE (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 433- Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 634 BUILDING WORKSHOP II (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 334. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Samuels. 

ARCH 635 ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTER GRAPHICS OVERVIEW (3) 

Special projects for advanced students in computer apphcations. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 435. 
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major (s): Architecture. Offered Fall and Spring Instructor (s): L. Koehler; 
P. Koehler. 

ARCH 636 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURE (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 436. Not offered Fall and Spring. .. .... _ ,,, 

ARCH 637 VIDEO 1, 2, 3(3) 

GraduateAJndergraduate version: .\RCH 437. Instructor permission required. Limited enrollment. Offered Fall. 
Instructor (s): Heiss. 

ARCH 639 THREE DIMENSIONAL COMPUTER GRAPHICS (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 439- Instnictor permission required. Offered FaU. Instructor(s): Lally. 

ARCH 640 DIGITAL RENDERING, ANIMATION AND VIRTUAL 

REALITY (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 340. Offered Spring. Instnictor (s): Heiss. 

ARCH 641 GENETIC SCREENING: TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR (3) 

Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: .\RCH 44l. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Lidly 

ARCH 644 CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN (3) 

Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: .\RCH 3-i-i. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Parsons. 

ARCH 645 ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY I (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 345. Offered Fall. /..u,;^:: 

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Courses of Instruction 291 

ARCH 646 19TH-20TH CENTURY ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY (3) 

This course is an overview of modem arciiitecture with reference to related issues in cuhural modernity. The 
course will consider important work of the 19th and 20th century, although reference will be made to earher 
material where it bears on the issues under discussion. The course begins with the claim that the architecture 
of modernity has historically been conceived and developed in relation to Utopian ideals, and that architectural 
modernism cannot be adequately understood unless attention is paid to its various Utopian and dystopian 'mo- 
ments'. Cross-hsted with HART 506. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 346. Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 345 or 
ARCH 645. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): el-Dahdali 

ARCH 647 ARCHITECTURE IN POPULAR CULTURE (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 347. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 650 URBAN IDENTITY, UTOPIA AND REFUSAL (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 350. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 653 PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ARCHITECTS (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ,\RCH 353- Offered Fall. Instructor(s): White. 

ARCH 654 20TH CENTURY NORTH AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE (3) 

Graduate/L^ndergraduate version: ARCH 45^. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 655 HOUSING AND URBAN PROGRAMS: ISSUES IN POLICY (3) 

This course will explore current issues in the formulation and implementation of housing and urban development 
programs in the U.S. Class members will each select a specific topic witliin a general pohcy area and make oral 
presentation to the class as well as submit a written paper on the topic at the end of the semester Graduate/Un- 
dergraduate version: ARCH 455. Offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Lord. 

ARCH 657 ART AND EMPIRE: THE OTTOMAN WORLD (3) 

Limited enrollment. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Hamadeh. 

ARCH 658 CAST MODERNITY (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 358. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Ohver. 

ARCH 660 CRISIS AND COMMUNICATION ( 1 TO 1 5) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 360. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 662 THE PHILOSOPHY OF MATTER, FORCE AND EVENT (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 362. Not offered Fall and Spring. . . - 

ARCH 663 ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATION (3) 

A semester long workshop designed to impart skills in free-hand drawing, with an emphasis on architectural 
subjects. The course will consist of in-class sketching exercises and out-of-class drawing assignments. Repeatable 
for Credit. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Cannady 

ARCH 665 CONVERSATIONS: VISITING CRITIC SEMINAR (3) 

Seminars structured around topics deahng with design theory, with special emphasis on participation by visiting 
critics and professors. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Visiting critics 

ARCH 667 GRADUATE SEMINAR: CRITICISM AND ARCHITECTURE (3) 

The seminar will examine the history of critical writings on architecture from the 18th century to the present, 
consider the various categories used to criticize, such as aesthetics, pohtics, and technology, and analyze the role 
that architectural criticism has played in a general cultural context, keeping an eye on parallel trends in the theory 
of criticism in other disciphnes. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 668 SEMINAR: TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY (3) 

This research-based seminar is a quod hbet course open to graduates and undergraduates ahke. The course will 
place heavy emphasis on weekly writing and reading and formal research techniques. Students will select their 
own research topics and will develop written and graphic materials for seminar presentations and pubhcation. 
Finished materials will be prepared for, and presented at, every class meeting. It is encouraged that this course be 
used in conjunction with a design studio, as a research, theory, and development arm. Graduate/Undergraduate 
version: ARCH 368. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Kwinter 

ARCH 669 CASE STUDY IN URBAN DESIGN: BRASILIA (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 469. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): el-Dahdah. 

ARCH 671 ISSUES IN COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (3) 

The class will produce an interactive creative multimedia CD-ROM project about the City of Houston: an investiga- 
tive multi-dimensional map of the city and its population. We will explore various issues such as content creation 
and its presentation, interface design, and ease of use. Students will conceive the structure, do the investigative 
research with the city, write, direct, and edit content (text, images, video, computer graphics, etc.). Not offered 
Fall and Spring. 

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292 Courses of Instruction 

ARCH 674 THE JOY OF MATERIALS (3) 

Graduate/Lndergraduate version: ARCH 3^4. Limited enrollment. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Jimenez. 

ARCH 681 THE IDEA OF HOUSING (3) 

Graduate/Lndergraduate version: ARCH 481. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 682 REPOSITIONING THE SEAM (TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR) (3) 

The class will explore through the use of surface modeling software and CAD modeUng tools how various techniques 
of articulating form, in relation to programmatic performance, affects, the visual, formal and spatial organization 
of the places we inhabit. With the use of surface modehng programs CAD drafting tools, a heavy emphasis will be 
placed on articulating the work through graphic techniques before being appUed to physical models. The class 
will be run in small groups of 2-3 people. The initial weeks of the class will be spentlooking to precedents which 
explore various techniques from the precedents on a single space or series of space. Each team will then focus these 
various techniques from the precedents on a single space or series of space. With each group focusing on the same 
space, each with a separate emphasis, a juxtaposition of results will occur allowing for a comparison that looks to 
imphcations on the visual, performative, and organizational systems. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Lally 

ARCH 683 TWENTIETH CENTURY IDEAS OF ARCHITECTURE (3) 

Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: ARCH 483. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Last. 

ARCH 684 CONCEPTUAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE (3) - ' ' 

The first part of the course will examine the conceptual art practices that begin in the 1960s including: Bochner, 
Kosuth, Art and Language, LeWitt, Maacke, Kelly and Smithson. The second part of the course will focus on the 
question of what constitutes a conceptual architecture by interrogating a series of potential practices including: 
Super Studio, Archigram, Ejsenman, Libesking, Shinohara, Heiduf, Tschumi and others. Graduate version of 
ARCH 384. Graduate/Undergraduate version: ARCH 384. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Last. 

ARCH 685 ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIETY I (ANTIQUITY THROUGH 

17TH CENTURY) (3) 

Through a series of case studies, this course will examine the socio-cultural consequences of exemplary 
buildings from Antiquity through the 17th Century. Graduate/Llndergraduate version: .\RCH 485. Offered Fall. 
Instructor (s): Hight. 

ARCH 686 ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIETY II (ENLIGHTEN MENT- 

POSTMODERNITY) (3) 

Through a series of case smdies, tliis course will examine the socio-cultural consequences of exemplary buildings 
from the Enhghtenment through Postmodemity. Graduate/LTndergraduate version: ARCH 386. ()ffered Spring. 
Instnictor(s): Biln. 

ARCH 691 ARCHITECTURAL PROBLEMS: SEMINAR (3) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall. Instructor (s) : Cannady '■'■' '■ '-'^-' 

ARCH 692 PROBLEMS IN KNOWLEDGE AND DESIGN (3) 

This course will present a series of lectures on the physics and metaphysics of creation and genesis from a wide 
variety of perspectives and discipUnes, slowly sewing them together with a general and non-classical approach to 
form. Graduate/Lndergraduate version: ARCH 492. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Kwinter. 

ARCH 700 PRACTICUM (3) 

Full-time internship service in approved local offices under interdisciphnary supervision. Emphasis on real world 
design, planning, or research experiences. Special tuition. May be taken in any semester or in summer. Repeatable 
for Credit. Offered Fidl and Spring. Instructor (s): Advisor 

ARCH 702 PRE-THESIS PREPARATION (3) 

Offered Spring. Instructor (s) : Pope. ; p. A yj : m 1=^ S S 8 3 h: 

ARCH 703 DESIGN THESIS STUDIO (13) 

Offered Faff. 

ARCH 705 WRITTEN THESIS RESEARCH (3) 

Offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 706 WRITTEN THESIS (13) 

Offered Fall and Spring. , „ . ^^ , 

ARCH 711 SPECIAL PROJECTS ( 1 TO 9) 

Independent research or design arranged in consultation with a faculty member subject to approval of the student's 
faculty advisor and director Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. 

ARCH 714 INDEPENDENT DESIGN PROJECTS (1T0 9) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. , ., ^.^.■. 

ARCH 800 GRADUATE RESEARCH (3 TO 12) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. 

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Courses of Instruction 293 

ARTV (VISUAL ARTS) 

School of HumanitiesA^isual Arts 

ARTV 102 CREATIVE 3-D DESIGN (3) 

Study of the elements and principles of design. Three-dimensional problems are introduced. Space in studio 
classes is Umited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class is formulated on the first day 
of class by the individual instructor individual instructor Cross-listed with ARCH 102. Limited enrollment. 
histructor(s): Smith. 

ARTV 205 PHOTOGRAPHY I (3) 

Exploration of the biLsic materials and processes of the photographic medium. Includes viewing, analysis, and 
discussion of the mediums histon' and current trends. Space in studio classes is hmited. Registration does not 
guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor 
Limited enrollment. Instructor(s): Winningham. 

ARTV 206 PHOTOGRAPHY II (3) 

Continuation of ARTS 205. Exploration of the basic materials and processes of the photographic medium. Includes 
viewing, analysis, and discussion of the medium's history and current trends. Space in studio classes is limited. 
Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The chuss roster is formulated on the first day of class by the 
individual instructor Limited enrollment. Instructor(s): Winningham. 

ARTV 216 35MM PHOTOGRAPHY (3) 

Introduction to 35mm photography Space in studio class is hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place 
in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor Limited enrollment. 
Instructor(s): Winningham. 

ARTV 225 DRAWING I (3) 

This course introduces the student to techniques and materials, processes of drawing, and the use of drawing 
to explore the visual language of Une, tone, composition, and hnear and atmospheric perspective. Emphasis on 
learning to articulate fonn in space through observational studies using both wet and drv- media. Space in studio 
classes is hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day 
of class by the individual instructor. Instructor(s): Poulos. 

ARTV 291 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DESIGN: CREATIVE 

THREE-DIMENSIONAL (1 TO 3) 

Study of problems at the introductory level in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor 
permission required. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor(s): Smith. 

ARTV 293 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DRAWING (1T0 3) 

Study of problems at the introductory level in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor 
permission required. Repeatable for Credit. 

ARTV 294 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN STUDIO ART (1 TO 3) 

Study of problems at the introductory level in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor 
permission required. Repeatable for Credit. 

ARTV 295 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHOTOGRAPHY ( 1 TO 3) 

Study of problems at the introductory level in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor 
permission required. Repeatable for Credit. Instmctor(s): Winningham. 

ARTV 296 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN FILM AND VIDEOTAPE 

MAKING (1 TO 3) 

Stud\ of problems at the introductory level in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor 
permission required. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor (s): Huberman. 

ARTV301 PAINTING I (3) 

Study of problems in painting, both traditional and experimental, in various opaque media. Space in studio classes is 
hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the 
individual instructor Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225 or .\RTS 225. Limited enrollment. Instructor(s): Sparagana. 

ARTV 303 INTERMEDIATE PAINTING (3) 

Continuation of studies in painting, both traditional and experimentiil, in various opaque media. Space in studio 
classes is hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day 
of class by the individual instructor Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225 and ARTV 301 or (ARTS 225 andARTS 301), 
Limited enrollment. 

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294 Courses of Instruction 

ARTV 304 PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIA FOR ARTISTS (3) 

Guided exploration of traditional and non-traditional photographic media for students with prior experience in 
drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, or photography. Photographic media open for students' exploration will 
include, but not limited to, black and white silver printing, traditional photographic color printing, digital printing, 
and oil pigment on photographic images. Space in smdio classes is Umited. Registration does not guarantee a 
place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Pre- requisite (s): 
ARTV 205 or ARTV 225 or ARTV 301. Umited enroUment. 

ARTV 305 PHOTOGRAPHY III (3) 

Study of advanced problems in photography, with emphasis on the independent pursuit of projects submitted by 
the students. Space in studio classes is Umited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is 
formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Limited enrolhnent. Instructor (s): Winningham. 

ARTV 306 PHOTOGRAPHY IV (3) 

Study of advanced problems in photography, with emphasis on the independent pursuit of projects submitted by 
the students. Continuation of ARTV 305. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place 
in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Instructor 
permission required. Limited enrollment. Instructor (s): Winningham. 

ARTV310 COLLABORATIVE PRINTMAKING (3) 

This course is designed to interactively educate the student about the collaborative print process beyond artistic 
dialog, allowing each smdent to work as artist-printmaker, economist, and business planner. The course will 
examine the process of taking artwork from the beginning concept to the finished product to the marketplace- 
-aU the while staying within a budget. Space in studio classes is hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place 
in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor Limited enrollment. 
Instructor(s): Broker. 

ARTV 311 INTAGLIO I (3) 

Instruction in black and white etching and photo etching. Space in studio classes is Umited. Registration does 
not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. 
Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225. Limited enroUment. Instructor(s): Broker. 

ARTV312 RELIEF I (3) 

Instruction in black-and-white Unoleum prints. Includes advanced color methods. Space in studio classes is 
Umited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by 
the individual instructor Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225. Limited enrollment. Instructor (s): Broker 

ARTV 313 LITHOGRAPHY I (3) 

Instruction in stone and plate Uthography in black-and-white. Space in studio classes is Umited. Registration does 
not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. 
Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225. Limited enroUment. Instructor(s): Broker. . > , , ,■ 

ARTV 320 MONOTYPE I (3) 

Introduction to Monotype. Includes black-and-white and color Monotype printing. Space in studio classes is 
Umited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by 
the individual instructor Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225. Limited enroUment. Instructor (s): Broker. 

ARTV 323 STUDIO DRAWING I (3) 

Studio drawing I wUl focus on developing drawing skiUs at the intermediate level, with emphasis on writing and 
critiques to develop a conceptual basis for personal expression. Six studio art instructors wiU each conduct 
two-week sessions of intensive drawing study and participate in multiple critiques. A visual arts faculty member 
wUl be assigned to the class to coordinate work, critiques, and problems throughout the semester EnroUment 
wiU bedetermined by portfoUo review; therefore, smdents must bring examples of their drawmg to the first class 
meeting. Limited enroUment. 

ARTV 324 STUDIO DRAWING II (3) 

Studio Drawing II is designed to give students the optimum learning experience in drawing at the more advanced 
level. This course wiU provide a diverse and intense depth of instruction in the methodologies of drawing. Five 
MFA graduates and artists from the highly competitive CORE Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston wUl 
teach for a term of two weeks with joint critiques. Students wUl be selected by portfoUo review. EnroUment Umited 
to 15 art majors only Limited enroUment. Offered Spring. 

ARTV 325 LIFE DRAWING (3) 

Instruction in drawing from the model in various media. Space in studio classes is Umited. Registration does not 
guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor 
Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225. Limited enroUment. Instructor (s) : Keeton. 

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ARTV 327 DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION (3) 

Study of the expressive possibilities of documentary production using digital systems. Space in studio classes is 
limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by 
the individual instructor. Limited enrollment. Instructor (s): Huberman. 

ARTV 328 FILMMAKING I (3) 

Dramatic fihn production class that requires the making of one digital video and one l6mm fihn. Space in studio 
classes is hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day 
of class by the individual instructor. Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 327. Limited enroUment. Instructor(s): Huberman. 

ARTV 329 FILM FORUM (3) 

Viewing, analysis, and discussion of modem and classic fihns. Space in studio classes is hmited. Registration does 
nor guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. 
Limited enroUment. Instructor(s): Huberman. 

ARTV 330 INTERMEDIATE STUDIES: POP ART AND ITS ORIGINS: 

ENGLAND AND AMERICA C. 1955-1968 (3) 

Pop Art whether American, British, or European, had -- and has as its underlying and unifying agenda -- a com- 
mentary or critique concerning the impact of "popular" culture (film, television, advertising, music, fashion, 
etc.) on contemporary society, especially in creating a new synthesis of "popular" and "high" culture in the visual 
arts. This, in part, was a reaction against the lofty, ideahstic aspirations of post-war abstraction. This course will 
examine the philosophical and aesthetic origins and development of what came to be known as Pop Art. Must be 
enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Visual Arts. Offered Spring. 

ARTV 337 COLOR DRAWING (3) 

Introduction to color using still Ufes and various media (e.g., pastel and watercolor). Space in studio classes is 
hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by 
the individual instructor. Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225. Limited enrollment. Instructor (s): Poulos. 

ARTV 345 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY I (3) 

Study in the fundamentals of color photography Includes problems in exposing color negative and transparency 
fihn, as well as photographic and digital color printing. Pre-requisite(s) : ARTV 205 and ARTV 206. Limited enroll- 
ment. Instructor(s): Winningham. 

ARTV 346 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY II (3) 

Study in the fundamental techniques of color photography Includes special problems in color camera work, 
colomegative and transparency processing, and color printing. Continuation of ARTV 345. Space in studio 
classes is hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the 
first day of class by the individual instructor. Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 205 and ARTV 206. Limited enrollment. 
Instructor(s): Winningham. 

ARTV 349 PRINTMAKING I (3) 

Study of the problems and techniques in printmaking at the beginning level. Both traditional and experimental 
forms of printmaking will be examined. Space in studio classes is hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place 
in class, the class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor Pre-requisite(s) : ARTV 
225. Limited enrolhnent. Instructor (s): Broker. 

ARTV 350 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PRINTMAKING (1T0 6) 

Study at the introductory level of the problems in the creative art of printmaking. May be used in awarding transfer 
credit. Instructor permission required. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor(s): Broker 

ARTV 365 SCULPTURE I (3) 

Exploration of sculpture m wood, metal, and other sculptural media. Space in studio classes is hmited. Registra- 
tion does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual 
instructor Limited enroUment. Instructor(s) : Smith. 

ARTV 366 SCULPTURE STUDIO (3) 

Exploration of sculpture in wood, metal, and other sculptural media. Space in studio classes is limited. Registra- 
tion does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual 
instructor. Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 365. Limited enroUment. Instructor(s): Smith. 

ARTV 381 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (3) 

An introduction to taking pictures with digital cameras and processing them with Adobe Photoshop. Assignments 
encourage visual awareness, technical comprehension, and an essential understanding of picture-making in the 
context of photography's continuing history. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster 
isformulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 205. 

ARTV 382 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II (3) 

A continuation of ARTV 381 , this course wiU introduce electronic media as a tool for artistic production. Students 
wiU learn more advanced uses of Adobe Photoshop as it relates to production of image making and new media 
apphcations. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of 
class by the individual instructor. Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 381. Limited enroUment. 

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ARTV 390 INVESTIGATIVE DRAWING: THEORY AND PRACTICE (3) 

Examination of the basic piinciples of drawing and representation, with emphasis on studio practice, art history, 
and theory. Includes categories of representation (e.g., still hfe, landscape, and figure) and the process of mak- 
ing drawings, as well as related readings, group discussions, and writing assignments. Space in studio classes is 
limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by 
the indi\1dual instructor Limited enrollment. 

ARTV 391 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DRAWING (1T0 3) 

Study of problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission required. 
Repeatable for Credit. 

ARTV 392 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN LIFE DRAWING (1 TO 3) 

Study of problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission required. 
Repeatable for Credit. 

ARTV 393 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PAINTING ( 1 TO 3) 

Study of problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission required. 
Repeatable for Credit. 

ARTV 394 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PRINTMAKING ( 1 TO 6) 

Study of problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission required. Repeat- 
able for Credit. Instructor (s): Broker. 

ARTV 395 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHOTOGRAPHY ( 1 TO 6) 

Study of problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission required. 
Repeatable for Credit. 

ARTV 396 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN FILM AND VIDEOTAPING (1 TO 3) 

Study of problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission required. Repeat- 
able for Credit. Instructor(s): Huberman. 

ARTV 397 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN SCULPTURE (1 TO 6) 

Study of problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission required. Repeat- 
able for Credit. Instructor (s): Smith. 

ARTV 411 INTAGLIO II (3) 

Black-and-white etching and photoetching at the advanced level. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does 
nor guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. 
Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225 and ARTV 311. Limited enroUment. Instructor (s): Broker. 

ARTV 412 RELIEF II (3) 

Instruction in black-and-white linoleum prints at the advanced level. Includes advanced color methods. Space 
in smdio classes is hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on 
the first day of class by the individual instructor. Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225 and ARTV 312. Limited enrollment. 
Instructor(s): Broker 

ARTV 413 LITHOGRAPHY II (3) 

Instruction at the advanced level in stone and plate lithography in black-and-white and color. Space in studio classes 
is Umited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by 
the individual instructor. Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225 and ARTV 313. Limited enroUment. Instructor(s): Broker. 

ARTV 420 MONOTYPE II (3) 

Advanced Monotype processes: emphasis on color and drawing techniques. Space in studio classes is limited. 
Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the 
incHvidual instructor. Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 320 and ARTV 225. Limited enroUment. Instructor(s): Broker. 

ARTV 423 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PAINTING (1T0 3) 

Study of problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission required. 
Repeatable for Credit. 

ARTV 425 ADVANCED DRAWING (3) 

An advanced level course for experiencing the art of drawing by working in an expansive format. By using, but not 
\Umited to, traditional materials, students mU be encouraged to explore the language of drawing in contemporary 
art making. Emphasis wiU be on individual project development and staying with ideas to observe, investigate, 
and document evolutions in the work. Space in studio classes is hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place 
in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Pre-requisite(s): 
ARTV 225. Limited enroUment. Instructor (s): Sparagana. „...,, ,.^,,^,,,^.,., ,.^, 

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ARTV 426 STUDIO SUBJECTS: STILL LIFE/SELF-PORTRAITURE (3) 

A studio class with in-depth exploration of still hfe and self-portraiture painting problems. The students will be 
expected to develop a body of work using water-based mediums, collage, and different surfaces. There will be 
discussions/critiques of the students' work using historical concepts of past masters of both studio subjects. Space 
in studio classes is hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the 
first day of class by the individual instructor Limited enrollment. Instructor (s): Poulos. 

ARTV 427 DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION II (3) 

Advanced documentary production using digital camera & editing systems. Continuation of ARTV 327. Space in 
studio classes is hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the 
first day of class by the individual instructor. Limited enrollment. Instructor(s) : Huberman. - 

ARTV 428 FILMMAKING II (3) 

Completion of one major film project by each student, using either video or l6mm fihn. Space in studio classes 
is hmited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class 
by the individual instructor Limited enrollment. Instructor (s): Huberman. 

ARTV 432 FILM GENRE: THE WESTERN (3) 

Survey of the essential American film experience spanning all the years of U.S. cinema, with emphasis on the 
western and its mythic function in society. Space in studio classes is hmited. Registration does not guarantee a 
place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor Limited enroll- 
ment. Instructor (s): Huberman. 

ARTV 443 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DESIGN (1T0 3) 

Study of advanced problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission required. 
Repeatable for Credit. Instructor(s): Smith. 

ARTV 445 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN DRAWING (1T0 3) 

Study of advanced problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission 
required. Repeatable for Credit. 

ARTV 447 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN LIFE DRAWING (1T0 3) 

Study of advanced problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission required. 
Repeatable for Credit. Instructor(s) : Poulos. 

ARTV 449 PRINTMAKING STUDIO (3) 

Exploration of etching, hthography photo gravure, and monoprinting. Space in studio classes is hmited. Registra- 
tion does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual 
instructor. Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225. Limited enrollment. Instructor (s): Broker. 

ARTV 450 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PRINTMAKING (1T0 3) 

Study of advanced problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225. 
Instructor permission required. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor(s): Broker. 

ARTV 452 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PAINTING (1T0 3) 

Study of advanced problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission required. 
Repeatable for Credit. Instructor(s): Sparagana. 

ARTV 454 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHOTOGRAPHY (1 TO 6) 

Study of advanced problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission 
required. Repeatable for Credit. 

ARTV 456 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMMAKING (1 TO 3) 

Study of advanced problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission required. 
Repeatable for Credit. Instructor(s) : Huberman. 

ARTV 457 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN SCULPTURE (1 TO 3) 

Study of advanced problems in creative art. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor permission required. 
Repeatable for Credit. Instructor (s): Smith. 

ARTV 465 SCULPTURE I (3) 

Smdy of advanced problems in various sculptural media. Space in studio classes is hmited. Registration does 
not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. 
Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 365 and ARTV 366. Limited enroUment. Instructor(s): Smith. 

ARTV 466 SCULPTURE STUDIO (3) 

Smdy of advanced problems in various sculptural media. Space in studio classes is hmited. Registration does 
not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. 
Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 365 and ARTV 366. Limited enroUment. Instructor(s): Smith. 

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298 Courses of Instruction 

ARTV 475 ADVANCED PAINTING (3) 

Study of advanced problems in painting, with emphasis on independent development and participation in class 
critiques. Space in smdio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is 
formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor Pre-requisite(s) : ARTV 301 and ARTV 303. Limited 
enrollment. Instructor (s): Poulos. 

ARTV 494 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PRINTMAKING (1T0 3) 

Study at the advanced level of the problems in creative art of printmaking. May be used in awarding transfer credit. 
Pre-requisite(s): ARTV 225. Instructor permission required. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor(s): Broker 

ARTV 501 STUDIO I: PAINTING (3) 

Individual work in painting under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the fol- 
lowing Degree (s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor(s): Keeton. 

ARTV 503 STUDIO I: SCULPTURE (3) 

Individual work in sculpture under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of die 
following Degree (s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor (s): Keeton. 

ARTV 505 STUDIO I: DRAWING (3) 

Individual work in drawing under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the fol- 
lowing Degree(s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor(s): Keeton. 

ARTV 507 STUDIO I: LIFE DRAWING (3) 

Individual work in hfe drawing under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the 
following Degree(s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor(s): Keeton. 

ARTV 509 STUDIO I: DESIGN (3) 

Individual work in design under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the fol- 
lowing Degree (s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor (s): Smith. 

ARTV 511 STUDIO I: PRINTMAKING (3) 

Individual work in printmaking under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the 
following Degree (s) .Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor (s): Broker 

ARTV 513 STUDIO I: PHOTOGRAPHY (3) 

Individual work in photography under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the 
following Degree(s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor(s): Winningham. 

ARTV 515 STUDIO I: FILMMAKING (3) 

Individual work in fihnmaking under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the 
following Degree (s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor (s): Huberman. 

ARTV 520 STUDIO II: PAINTING (6) 

Individual work in painting under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the fol- 
lowing Degree (s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor(s): Sparagana. 

ARTV 522 STUDIO II: SCULPTURE (6) 

Individual work in sculpture under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the 
following Degree(s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor (s): Smith. 

ARTV 524 STUDIO II: DRAWING (6) 

Individual work in drawing under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the fol- 
lowing Degree(s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor(s): Keeton. 

ARTV 526 STUDIO II: LIFE DRAWING (6) 

Individual work in hfe drawing under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the 
following Degree(s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor(s): Keeton. 

ARTV 530 STUDIO II: PRINTMAKING (6) 

Individual work in printmaking under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the 
following Degree(s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor(s): Broker 

ARTV 532 STUDIO II: PHOTOGRAPHY (6) 

Individual work in photography under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the 
following Degree(s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor (s): Winningham. 

ARTV 534 STUDIO II: FILMMAKING (6) 

Individual work in filmmaking under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the 
following Degree(s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor (s): Hubennan. 

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Courses of Instruction 299 

ARTV 546 STUDIO III: PHOTOGRAPHY (9) 

Individual work in photography under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the 
following Degree (s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor (s): Winningham. 

ARTV 548 STUDIO III: FILMMAKING (9) 

Individual work in filmmaking under the direction of one or more faculty members. Must be seeking one of the 
following Degree(s):Bachelor of Fine Arts. Instructor permission required. Instructor(s): Huberman. 

ASIA (ASIAN STUDIES) 

School of Humanities/Asian Studies 

ASIA 139 INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN RELIGIONS (3) 

This course will survey the four major rehgions which originated in India, namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and 
Sikhism. Emphasis will be placed on the study of the scriptures of these rehgions. Cross-hsted with RELI 139. 

ASIA 140 INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE RELIGIONS (3) 

Surveys major Chinese rehgious traditions of Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism. Readings will include 
both philosophical texts, historical and anthropological studies, as well as popular hterature. Cross-hsted with 
REUI40. 

ASIA 170 THE ARTS OF CHINA (3) 

History of the visual arts of China from Bronze Age to present. Special attention to the artworks' physical and social 
contexts. Included: funerary art and the imagination of the afterhfe, art and imperial cosmology, rise of literati 
aesthetic, relationship between painting and caUigraphy, and the emergences of propaganda avant-garde art in 
Modem China. Cross-hsted with HART 170. 

ASIA 211 INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS (3) 

Introduction to the great cultural traditions of Asia, past and present, with emphasis on evolvuig rehgious and 
philosophical traditions, artistic and hterary achievements, and patterns of poUtical, social, and economic change. 
Cross-hsted with HIST 206. Limited enroUment. 

ASIA 221 LIFE OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (3) 

This course will examine the hfe of the Prophet Muhammad, focusing on its significance for Mushms and for 
non-Muslims. Readings in The Qur'an, Ibn Hisham, and Haykal. Cross-hsted with RELI 221. 

ASIA 231 THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE BODY (3) 

Beginning with a historical survey of the American metaphysical tradition, this course turns to a close study of 
the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, Cahfomia, as a unique vwndow into some of the different ways the tradition has 
appropriated Asian rehgions, psychological models of the unconscious, and contemporary scientific paradigms. 
Cross-hstedwithREU231. 

ASIA 232 RELIGIONS FROM INDIA (3) 

This course will survey the rehgions of India, namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam, and Sikh- 
ism. Emphasis will be placed on the study of scriptures of these traditions and their continuing global relevance, 
particularly in American history and culture. Cross-hsted with RELI 232. 

ASIA 234 INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN PHILOSOPHY (3) 

This course will survey the major schools of Indian philosophy, beginning with the ancient period of Vedic specu- 
lation, the formation of the distinct schools during the classical period, and their medieval developments. While 
the focus will be primarily on Hindu and Buddhist schools, Jain philosophy will also be covered. Cross-hsted 
with REU 234. 

ASIA 235 INTRODUCTION TO TAOISM (3) 

Beginning with a survey of rehgious trends in ancient China, we will explore the development of the Taoist philosophy. 
We will then focus on rehgious Taoism, particularly the mystical and alchemical traditions. We will conclude by 
examining the fate of Taoism in post-Mao China and its international legacy. Cross-hsted with RELI 235. 

ASIA 240 GENDER AND POLITICIZED RELIGION (3) 

This course examines the emergence of rehgion-based pohtics in various Asian countries-particularly Hindu and 
Mushm-focusing on the women participants in these movements as well as the movements' concern with gender 
roles in society. We will investigate, for instance, the extent to which women participants have been wilhng or able 
to reshape the central ideas of such movements. Cross-hsted with WGST 240. Course equivalency: ASIA 340. 

ASIA 250 MEDITATION, MYSTICISM, AND MAGIC (3) 

The course moves between Buddhist rehgious and Western psychological hterature, analyzing these as models of 
human development, as guides to a meditative hfe or critiques of it, and above aU as expressions of deeply rooted 
cultural prochvities. Reading Freud, Khakar, Milarepa, Norbu, Obeyesekere, Sutric and Tantric Hterature, Taylor 
and Wangyal. Cross-hsted with RELI 250. 

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300 Courses of Instruction 

ASIA 280 THE ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (3) 

The histon- of .\sian immigration into the United States, and contemporan issues such as ethnic identity, racism, 
model minorit}' stereotyping, interracial conflict, family structure, gender roles and relationships, and generational 
differences, ^'e will anal\7e and discuss historical, social and hterary texts, and documentan and feature films. 
Students will gain an appreciation of the culmral complexitv of the .\sian .\merican community. 

ASIA 323 THE KNOWING BODY: BUDDHISM, GENDER, AND THE 
SOCIAL WORLD (3) 

W estem thought tends to regard mind and body dualistically a view with significant impact on religious culmral, 
gendered and social processes. This course juxtaposes received Western assumptions with Buddhist perspectives 
(especially Tibetan Buddhist), mapping Western and Buddhist categories onto each other to better understand 
the imphcations of each. Cross-hsted with RELI 323. WGST 323- 

ASIA 330 INTRODUCTION TO TRADITIONAL CHINESE POETRY (3) 

This course seeks to decode enchanting features of traditional Chinese poetry through examining the transfonnation 
of poetic genres, the interaction between poetic creation and political, social and culture changes, and the close 
association of poetiy with an. Thus, this course also serves to understand Chinese culuire and history through 
poetic perspectives. All readings in Enghsh translation. Cross-hsted with CHIN 330. 

ASIA 332 CHINESE FILMS AND MODERN CHINESE LITERATURE (3) 

Exploration of modem Chinese hterature through the visual imagen of Chinese films. Includes an analysis using 
literan histon and narrative structure to link film adaptations to their original texts, with emphasis on narratology 
and movie theon'. Films, subtided in Enghsh, shown outside of class. .\11 reading in Enghsh translation. Cross- 
hsted with CHI.N 332. 

ASIA 334 TRADITIONAL CHINESE TALES AND SHORT STORIES (3) 

Learning Cltinese hterature and culture through reading vernacular stories, fantastic tales, biographies, and 
pliilosopliical parables. Discussion topics: hterature and Confucianism. Taoism, and Buddliism; literature and 
histon : self and other; fantastic world and reaht\'; women as domestic aliens and aliens portrayed as women, etc. 
Readings are in Enghsh translation. Cross-hsted with CHIN 334. ' : 

ASIA 335 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL CHINESE i 

LITERATURE (3) 

Examination of the basic characteristics of classical Chinese novels, primarily through six important works from 
the 16th to 18th cenuiries: Water iMargin, Monkey Golden Lotus. Scholars, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and 
Dream of the Red Chamber. Cross-hsted with CHLN 335. 

ASIA 340 GENDER AND POLITICIZED RELIGION (ENRICHED VER- 

SION) (3) 

This course examines the emergence of rehgion-based pohtics in various .\sian countiies-particularly Hindu and 
Mushm-focusing on the women participants in these movements as well as the movements" concern with gender 
roles in society. We will investigate, for instance, the extent to wliich women participants have been willing or able 
to reshape the central ideas of such movements. Cross-hsted with WGST 3-iO. Course equivalency: ASL\ 240. 

ASIA 344 KOREAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE (3) 

Exploration of selections from modem Korean hterature and Korean films. Includes background suney of Ko- 
rean histon, philosophy and religion. All texts and films in Enghsh translation. No previous knowledge of Korean 
required. Cross-hsted with HLTVIA 344, KORE 344. Instmctor permission required. 

ASIA 345 LINGUISTIC STRUCTURE OF KOREAN (3) 

Focuses on the origin of Korean and related languages. It explores the way the Korean language evolved and 
interacted with other East Asian languages, including Chinese and Japimese. The socio-hnguistic aspect of these 
languages wiU be studied, including the difference in mde and female language usage and the honorific svstems. 
Cross-listed with KORE 345. LING 345. 

ASIA 346 KOREAN CULTURE AND HISTORY (3) 

This course will introduce students to the important elements of Korean history and culture through a reading of 
modern Korean hterature. The class wiU concentrate on the period from the early 20th centuiy to the present. 
Special attention will be given to topics such as Korean rehgion. family hfe, and hteramre. Films wiU be used. .\11 
readings in Enghsh translation. Cross-hsted with KORE 346. 

ASIA 354 APOCALYPTIC AND MILLENARIAN MOVEMENTS IN 

PRE-MODERN ASIA (3) 

This course will focus upon the rich and neglected apocalyptic and miUenariim tradition of .\sia. discussing Hin- 
duism. Buddhism, Zoroastrianism. Manichaeism and Eastern Christianity as each of these fiiiths interact with and 
react to each other Readings will be from scriptures and translations covering approximately the period between 
the first and nineteenth centuries. Cross-hsted with RELI 354. 

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Courses of Instruction 301 

ASIA 360 TRANSNATIONAL CHINA: CHINA AND THE CHINESE 

DIASPORA (3) 

Exploration of the political, economic, and social forces changing the hves of nearly a quarter of humanity, the 
1.4billion people of Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the diasporic Chinese communities of 
East and Southeast Asia. Topics include pohtical and economic liberalization, nationalism and urban identity, 
privatization and consumerism, environmentaUsm and pubhc goods, and the globahzation of communication 
technologies and Chinese cultural media. 

ASIA 361 THE ORIENTAL RENAISSANCE (3) 

This course will explore the European and American encounters with India from seventeenth-century France 
to twentieth-century America. Particular attention will be given to the translation of Sanskrit texts, the Enghsh 
and German Roman traditions, the depth psychology of C.G. Jung, and the American New Age. Cross-hsted 
with REU 361. 

ASIA 363 THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL (3) 

The history of mysticism is marked by symbohc systems and riUial practices suffused with erotic and ethical 
paradoxes. This course examines such themes in a wide variety of historical contexts, from Plato's dialogues and 
Blake's poetry to Christian mysticism, Hindu, and Buddhist Tantric traditions, and the modem study of religion. 
Cross-listed with REU 363. 

ASIA 365 CHINESE MYSTICISM AND MEDITATION (3) 

The course will investigate the major mystical and meditative traditions in Taoism, Buddhism and Neo-Confucian- 
ism. Focus will be placed upon the inner and outer traditions of Taoist alchemy, Buddhist meditation traditions 
(primarily Chan/Zen and Pure Land techniques), and the influence of these traditions upon Chinese intellectual 
discourse and the creative arts. Cross-hsted with REIT 365. 

ASIA 369 FILM, LITERATURE, AND THE JAPANESE PAST (3) 

Every day, we retell our past to find meaning in our present. Authors and fihn directors in Japan have shaped national 
identities, created moral ideas, made sense of the horrors of war, and articulated new visions of the future — all 
through artistic reinterpretations of historical themes. In this class, we will examine both these allusions to the 
past and the uses to which they have been put in Japanese film and hterature over the years. 

ASIA 371 TRADITIONAL CHINESE PAINTING (3) 

This course examines the significance of the brushwork in traditional Chinese painting as performance, as expres- 
sion of artistic personahty, and as a system of gesttires borrowed from the art of calligraphy We will consider 
how historically shifting understanding of the brushwork served to express diverse aesthetic, social, and cultural 
concerns. Cross-listed with HART 371. 

ASIA 372 SURVEY OF ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (3) 

Offered from time to time. Material covered will vary depending on instructor Cross-listed with ENGL 372. 
URL: www.enghsh.rice.edu. 

ASIA 380 THE ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (3) 

Will explore the history of Asian immigration into the United States, as well as contemporary issues such as ethnic 
identity, racism, model minority stereotyping, interracial conflict, family structure, gender roles, and relationships, 
and generational differences. We will analyze and discuss historical, social, and hterary texts, and documentary and 
feature films. Students will gain an appreciation of the cultural complexity of the Asian American community. 

ASIA 387 ASIAN RELIGIOUS AND MEDICAL TRADITIONS (3) 

Seminar exploring the development of Asian rehgious traditions-mainly Indian, Chinese and Tibetan — and their 
medical systems. We'll examine the relationship between body and mind, illness, suffering, treatment, heahng and 
death. We'll also discuss Western clinical interest in and research applications with Asian heahng therapies. 

ASIA 399 WOMEN IN CHINESE LITERATURE (3) 

This course examines women's roles in Chinese hterature as writers, readers, and characters, focusing particularly 
on the tension between women's fived bodily experiences and the cultural experiences inscribed on the female 
body and how, in the process, women have contrarily gendered patriarchal culture into their own. It will also touch 
on Chinese women's incorporation of the Western Tradition. Cross-hsted with WGST 399- 

ASIA 401 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 TO 15) 

Reading or research project to be determined by discussions between student(s) and faculty member (s). 

ASIA 402 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 TO 15) 

Reading or research project to be determined by discussions between student(s) and faculty member (s). Repeat- 
able for Credit. 

ASIA 403 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1T0 6) 

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302 Courses of Instruction 

ASIA 422 THE ORIGINAL BEAUTY OF CHINESE LITERATURE (3) 

The course will expose students to the best hterar^' works created in the Chinese tradition, both classical and 
modem, and give them a general introduction to different genres, including poetry; fiction, drama, and philo- 
sophical essays. It will improve their language proficienq through reading original texts of Chinese hterature. 
Cross-listed with CHIN 422. 

ASIA 432 ISLAM IN SOUTH ASIA (3) 

Topics will include emergence of Indian Mushm society; Mushm responses to coloniaHsm and the movement for 
Pakistan; and the role of Islam in poUtics in contemporary India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Requires no prior 
knowledge of Islam of South Asia. Cross-Hsted with HIST 432, WGST 432. 

ASIA 441 POPULAR RELIGION IN THE MIDDLE EAST (3) 

This course will examine the popular rehgion in the Middle East from Late Antiquity until the 1 9th century, 
focusing on heaUng practices, astrology, protection, amulets, seasoned/Ufe-q'cle rituals, and other popular 
beUefs common to Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Cross-hsted with RELI 441. 

ASIA 470 VISUAL CULTURE IN REVOLUTIONARY AND POST 

REVOLUTIONARY CHINA (CA. 1 949-PRESENT) (3) 

Exploration of propaganda and avant-garde art in modem Chinese visual culture. Issues include: art as social 
movement, notions of political and artistic avant-garde, stmcture of authoritarian art, and paradox of counter- 
discourse. The course will draw on scholarship on Soviet and Third Reich German visual cultures, Euro-.\merican 
mass culture and avant-garde art. Cross-listed with HART 470. 

ASIA 472 JAPANESE ANIMATION: NARRATIVE, HISTORY, 

AND SOCIETY (3) 

Since the 1980s, animation has become a major force in Japanese popular culture, serving as a medium to ad- 
dress the diverse concems of a high-tech media-focused society. This seminar explores the social, historical, and 
aesthetic significance of Japanese animation. Topics include gender and sexuahty, ecological consciousness and 
reUgious imagination, folklore and liistory, viewership and fandom, the centrahty of the fantastic and the grotesque, 
visions of a media-and technology-saturated society, and the prevalence of apocalyptic motifs and conspiracy 
theory. Cross-hsted with HART 472. 

ASIA 489 MIGRATIONS AND DIASPORAS IN THE 

INDIAN OCEAN (3) 

'Migrations and Diasporas in The Indian Ocean World." presents an enormously varied arena of cultural exchange 
and interaction spanning coastal regions of Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia and Australia. This 
seminar introduces students to this fascinating region by examining societies and empires shaped by voyages of 
exploration, rehgious pilgrimages, trading diasporas and forced migration. Cross-hsted with HIST 489- 

ASTR (ASTRONOMY) ^^-^ >-^~^ v^- ^^^^^-^ .r. v^^va.^^ 

School of Natural Sciences/Physics and Astronomy 

ASTR lOO EXPLORING THE COSMOS (1) .;•?£ 

Introduction to concepts and methods used in astronomy and astrophysics, with a theme of "Astrobiology-Life 
in the Universe." Will include student presentations and web page development. For first-year students intending 
to major in science or engineering. 

ASTR 201 STARS, GALAXIES, AND THE UNIVERSE (3) 

An introductory course for students in academic programs. The formation, evolution, and death of stars; the 
composition and evolution of galaxies; the structure and evolution of the universe. 

ASTR 202 EXPLORATION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM (3) 

An introductory course for students in academic programs, surveying the sun, planetaiy motions, interplanetary 
fields and plasmas, the planets, their satellites and rings, and comets. The purposes and methods of manned and 
unmanned solar system exploration are also discussed. 

ASTR 221 OBSERVING THE NIGHT SKY (1) 

Use of small telescopes and binoculars to study constellations, bright stars, planets and the sun at the campus 
observatory and at dark-sky sites. Modern analog and digital techniques will be used along with direct visual ob- 
servation. Intended for students in academic programs. Pre-requisite(s): ASTR 100 or ASTR 201 or ASTR 202. 
ASTR 230 ASTRONOMY LAB (3) '•-■-— - r Kitr^ 

A hands-on introduction to modem techniques of observational astronomy Students use telescopes, CCDs, and 
computers to obtain and analy7e their own images of solar system, galactic, and extragalactic objects. This course 
involves field trips to dark sky observing sites such as George Observatory and makes extensive use of state-of-the- 
art data analysis software. Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Astrophysics. Must bein one of the 
following Classification (s) : Sophomore. Must be seeking one of the following Degree(s) iBachelor of Arts, Bachelor 
of Science. Pre-requisite(s): ASTR 100 or ASTR 201 or ASTR 350 or ASTR 360 or pennission of instructor. 

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Courses of Instruction 303 

ASTR 243 EXPLORING THE SUN-EARTH CONNECTION (3) 

The class will focus on the impact of solar activity on the Earth. Topics include solar variability, sunspots, flares, 
coronal mass ejections and the Earth's responses including mini ice-ages, magnetospheric storms and atmospheric 
expansion. The physical and observation^ basis of our current understanding will be presented at an introductory 
level. Pre-requisite(s): MATH 102 and PHYS 102 or PHYS 126. 

ASTR 350 INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHYSICS-STARS (3) 

An introduction to celestial mechanics, radiative transfer, stellar structure, and stellar remnants (including black 
holes and neutron stars) . Aspects of planetary science and solar system formation may also be explored. Together, 
ASTR 350 and ASTR 360 provide a comprehensive survey of modern astrophysics needed for senior research and 
graduate study in astronomy Either ASTR 350 or 360 may be taken first. Pre-requisite(s) : MATH 211. 

ASTR 360 INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHYSICS-GALAXY 

AND COSMO (3) 

Morphologx; kinematics, and dynamics of the Milky Way and external galaxies, including interstellar matter and 
evidence for dark matter Pecuhar and active galaxies, including interacting systems and evidence for supermassive 
black holes in active galactic nuclei such as quasars. Large scale structure and expansion of the universe, including 
various cosmologies ranging from the inflationary big bang theory to steady-state and anthropic concepts. Either 
ASTR 350 or 360 may be taken first. Pre-requisite(s): MATH 211. 

ASTR 400 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR (1) 

Seminar on current research topics in astronomy, astrophysics, and space physics for juniors and seniors. Students 
will be expected to give one oral presentation each semester. Repeatable for Credit. 

ASTR 402 TEACHING EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE (3) 

Overview of the Earth and the solar system, their structure, evolution, and dynamics. Fundamentals of Earth and 
Space Science topics as taught in 6th grade. Includes mathematics of solar motion at level of algebra and simple 
trigonometry. Includes teaching in use of Earth and solar system software and weather station software. This course 
is designed for science and math teachers (grades 6-12). One hour of lab per week. Graduate/Undergraduate 
version: EDUC 588, PFDV 588. 

ASTR 403 ASTRONOMY FOR TEACHERS (3) 

Learn how to teach astronomy concepts as specified by the state of Texas. Methods to help students master content, 
including lab activities suitable for K-9 classrooms and as field trips. Topics vary with each offering. Graduate/Un- 
dergraduate version: EDUC 589, PFDV 589- 

ASTR 430 TEACHING ASTRONOMY LABORATORY (3) 

Methods and faciUties of observational astronomy for pubhc education. Students will help train beginners in the 
use of telescopes and carry out a modest observational program. The course requires one pubhc talk and intern- 
ship work. Topics vary with each offering. Pre-requisite(s): ASTR 230 or ASTR 350 or ASTR 360, or permission 
of instructor 

ASTR 450 EXPERIMENTAL SPACE SCIENCE (3) 

Study of instruments and methods used in space physics and astronomy May include the electromagnetic spec- 
trum, cosmic rays, neutrinos, magnetic fields, and particles in the solar system, as well as discussion of special 
techniques for remote sensing or for the analysis of massive astronomical data sets. Pre-requisite(s): ASTR 230 
and (ASTR 350 or ASTR 360), or permission of instructor 

ASTR 451 ASTROPHYSICS I: SUN AND STARS (3) 

Graduate/Undergraduate version: ASTR 551. Pre-requisite(s): ASTR 350 or ASTR 360 and PHYS 301 and PHYS 
302. 

ASTR 452 ASTROPHYSICS II: GALAXIES AND COSMOLOGY (3) 

Graduate/Lfndergraduate version: ASTR 552. Pre-requisite(s): (ASTR 350 or ASTR 360) and PHYS 301 
and PHYS 302. 

ASTR 470 SOLAR SYSTEM PHYSICS (3) 

The Sun, solar-terrestrial relationships, solar wind; planetary atmospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres. 
Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 301 and PHYS 302. 

ASTR 500 GRADUATE SEMINAR (1) 

A presentation of current research programs in the department. Repeatable for Credit. 

ASTR 505 PROCESSES IN COSMIC PLASMAS(3) 

Study of plasma phenomena that occurwidely in nature. Mayinclude quasi-Static equilibrium, magnetic equihbrium, 
magnetic reconnection, particle acceleration, plasmawinds and jets, and interchange instabihties. Pre-requisite(s): 
ASTR 470 and PHYS 480. 

ASTR 542 NEBULAR ASTROPHYSICS (3) 

The physics of emission nebulae, including radiative transfer, photoionization and thermal equihbria, and internal 
gaseous dynamics. Physical processes in the interstellar medium. 

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304 Courses of Instruction 

ASTR 551 ASTROPHYSICS I: SUN AND STARS (3) 

Physics of stellar interiors and atmospheres; solar phenomena. Concepts of stellar evolution. Graduate/Under- 
graduate version: ASTR 45 1 . 

ASTR 552 ASTROPHYSICS 11: GALAXIES & COSMOLOGY (3) 

The physics of interstellar matter; structure of the Milky Way and other normal galaxies; physical cosmology and 
high-redshift phenomena. Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: .\STR 452. 

ASTR 554 ASTROPHYSICS OF THE SUN (3) 

Analysis of physical processes at work in the sun, such as hehoseismolog\; solar variabiMty, solar activity, magnetic 
reconnection. hehosphere interactions and modem observational techniques. 

ASTR 565 COMPACT OBJECTS (3) 

Selected topics involving white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes and their environments, e.g., pulsars, supernova 
remnants, and accretion disks. 

ASTR 600 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ASTROPHYSICS (3) 

Lecmre/seminars which treat topics of departmental interest. Not offered every year. Repeatable for Credit. 



BIOE (BIOENGINEERING) 



School of Engineering/Bioengineering 

BIOE 252 BIOENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS (3) 

Introduction to material, energy, charge and momenmm balances in biological s\'stems. Steady-state and tran- 
sient conservation equations for mass, energy, charge and momentum will be derived and apphed using basic 
mathematical principles, phvsical laws, stoichiometrv, and thermodvnamics properties. Required for students 
intending to major in bioengineering. Pre-requisite(s): (PHYS 125 and PHYS 126) or (PHYS 101 and PHYS 102) 
and CHEM 121and CHEM 122 and MATH 101 and MATH 102 and CAAM 211 or CAAM 210. Recommended co or 
prerequisite(s): MATH 211. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Saterbak; Richards-Kortum. 

BIOE 301 BIOTECHNOLOGY AND WORLD HEALTH (3) 

This course provides an overview of contemporarv' technological advances to improve human health. The course 
opens with an introduction to the epidemiology and physiology of the major human health problems throughout 
the world. With this introduction, we examine medical technologies to prevent infection, detect cancer and treat 
heart disease. We discuss legal and ethical issues associated with developing new medical technologies. The course 
is designed for non-engineering majors. 

BIOE 320 SYSTEMS PHYSIOLOGY LAB MODULE (1) 

Exploration of physiologic systems through measurement of biologic signals. EEC, ECG, EMG pulmonary function 
tests etc., are performed and analyzed. Students will explore physiologic concepts through computer simulations, 
data collection and analysis, and bench top laboratory tests. Enrollment in or completion of BIOE 322 is expected. 
For smdents intending to major in Bioengineering. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 252. Corequisite(s): BIOE 322 Limited 
enrollment. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Oden. 

BIOE 321 CELLULAR ENGINEERING (3) 

Introduction to engineering principles and modehng at the cellular level. Topics include qlomechanics, recep- 
tor/hgand binding, genetic engineering, enzyme kinetics, and metabohc pathway engineering. Pre-requisite(s): 
BIOE 252, or permission of instructor Instructor (s): Athanasiou. 

BIOE 322 FUNDAMENTALS OF SYSTEMS PHYSIOLOGY (3) 

This course will teach the fundamentals of physiology at the organism, tissue, and cellular levels. Emphasis will 
be on engineering aspects of physiology. Cross-hsted with BIOS 332. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and MATH 211. 
Instructor(s): West. 

BIOE 332 THERMODYNAMICS (3) 

This course will be mathematically rigorous coverage of the fimdamentals of thermodynamics with apphca- 
tions drawn from contemporary bioengineering problems. Advanced topics covered include thermodynamics 
of seff assembly, the hydrophobic effect, polvmer and membrane phase transitions, membrane transport, cell 
mechanics, electromechanical coupUng in biological systems, nonequihbrium thermodvnamics, open systems 
and statisticalmechanics. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 252 and BIOE 391 and BIOE 383, or permission of instructor 
Instructor(s): Raphael. '- /■ 

BIOE 342 LAB MODULE IN TISSUE CULTURE (1) 

Introduction to tissue culture techniques, including cell passage, cell attachment and prohferation assays, and 
a transfection itssay Sections 1 and 2 are taught during the first haff of the semester Sections 3 and 4 are taught 
during the second haff of the semester Section sign-up is required by the instnictor in Keck 108 during preregis- 
tration week. Cross-hsted with BIOS 320. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 211 or CHEM 214, or permission of instructor. 
Limited enrollment. Instructor(s): Saterbak. 

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Courses of Instruction 305 

BIOE 372 INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICS 

AND BIOMATERIALS (3) 

The focus of this course is on the understanding of fiuidamental issues related to biomechanics of the human 
body, reactions of different types of tissue and synthetic material to load and the biomechanics of biomaterial. In 
examples, the effect of mechanical conditions on the human body fimction and the effect of tissue property on 
whole body behavior will be reviewed. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 252 and MECH 21 1, or permission of instructor. 
Instructor (s): Liebschner. 

BIOE 381 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY (3) 

Introduction to cellular electrophysiologv. Includes the development of whole-cell models for neurons and 
muscle(cardiac, skeletiil and smooth muscle) cells, based on ion channel currents obtained from whole-cell volt- 
age-clamp experiments. Ion balance equations are developed, as well as, those for chemical signaling agents such 
as "second messengers." The construction of small neuron circuits are discussed. Volume conductor boundary- 
value problems frequently encountered in electrophysiology are posed, and solutions obtained based on adequate 
descriptions of the bioelectric current source and the volume conductor (surrounding tissue) medium. This course 
provides a basis for the interpretation of macroscopic bioelectric signals such as the electrocardiogram (EGG) , 
electromyogram (EMG) and electroencephalogram (EEG). Gross-listed with ELEG 381. Instructor permission 
required. Instructor (s): Clark. 

BIOE 383 BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING INSTRUMENTATION (3) 

This is an introductory level course on fundamentiils of biomedical engineering instrumentation and analysis. Topics 
include measurement principles; fimdamental concepts in electronics including circuit analysis, data acquisition, 
amphfiers, filters and A/D converters; Fourier analysis; temperature, pressure, and flow measurements in biological 
systems. Laboratory sections will be offered 2-5pm on M, T, W, TH, E Sign up for lab section is required during 
preregistration week in KECK 108. Gross-Usted with ELEC 383. Pre-requisite(s): MATH 211 and MATH 212 and 
PHYS 126 imd GHEM 122 and BIOS 201 and BIOE 252. Instructor(s): Anvari. 

BIOE 384 BIOPHOTONICS INSTRUMENTATION 

AND APPLICATIONS (3) 

Introduction to fundamentals of biophotonics instrumentation related to coherent hght generation, transmission 
byoptical components such as lenses and fibers, and modulation and detection. Interference and polarization 
concepts and hght theories including ray and wave optics will be covered. Biomedical apphcations in optical 
sensing and diagnosis will be discussed. Pre-requisite(s): MATH 211 and MATH 212 and PHYS I26and BIOS 
201. Instructor(s): Drezek. 

BIOE 391 NUMERICAL METHODS AND STATISTICS (3) 

Introduction to numerical approximation techniques and statistical methods with bioengineering apphcations. 
Topics include error propagation, Taylor's Series expansions , roots of equations, numerical differentiation and 
integration techniques for solving ordinary differential equations. Statistical methods for hypothesis testing, analysis 
of variance, probabihty and regression analysis are also covered. MATLAB and other software will be used for 
solving equations. Pre-requisite(s): (CAAM 210 or CAAM 211) and (MATH 211 or MATH 212). Instructor(s): 
Grande-Allen. 

BIOE 400 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (1 TO 5) 

Independent investigation of a specific topic or problem in modern bioengineering research under the direction of a 
selected faculty member. Instructor permission required. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor(s): Athanasiou; San. 

BIOE 405 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH/INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (O) 

This independent research course offers multi-discipUnary training in the area of cellular engineering within the 
Departments of Bioengineering and Biochemistry & Cell Biology. Areas of research will include engineering of 
hard and soft tissue formation, cardiovascular tissue engineering, engineering cell surface interactions regulating 
movement and metabohc engineering. Students will conduct independent research under the supervision of a 
faculty mentor. 

BIOE410 CLINICAL MEDICAL INTERNSHIP (3) 

Students participate in chnical inpatient rounds, outpatient visits, operating room procedures and medical grand 
rounds. Designed to provide direct contact with the medical needs addressed by bioengineering. Instructor 
permission required. Offered Fall. 

BIOE 415 CLINICAL RESEARCH INTERNSHIP(3) 

Students participate in chnical inpatient rounds, outpatient visits, operating room procedures and medical grand 
rounds. Designed to provide direct contact with the medical needs addressed by bioengineering. Instructor 
permission required. Offered Fall, bistructor(s): Richards-Kortum. 

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306 Courses of Instruction 

BIOE 420 BIOSYSTEMS TRANSPORT AND 

REACTION PROCESSES (3) 

The principles of reaction kinetics and transport phenomena will be used to quantitatively describe biological 
systems. Cell biology, physiology, anatomy and materials science topics will be covered as background for the 
smdy of cell membrane transport, receptor-ligand interactions, and normal organ function. Models will be intro- 
duced to describe pathological conditions, drug pharmaco-kinetics, and artificial organ designs. Cross-listed with 
CHBE 420. Pre-requisite(s) : MATH 2 1 1 and MATH 212. Instructor (s) : Mikos. 

BIOE 425 PHARMACEUTICAL ENGINEERING (3) 

This course will examine how pharmaceutical active agents function in the body and how they are dehvered to the 
body Topics to be covered include the kinetics of drug absorption and tissue distribution along with the transport 
phenomena associated with the release bioactive agents. Focus will be placed on mathematical modeUng of phar- 
macokinetic and diffusional processes. Graduate/Undergraduate version: BIOE 625. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 391, 
or permission of instructor. Offered Spring. URL: www.owhiet.rice.edu~bioe425. Instructor (s): Nichol. 

BIOE 440 STATISTICS FOR BIOENGINEERING (1) 

Course covers apphcation of statistics to bioengineering. Topics include descriptive statistics, estimation, hypoth- 
esis, testing, ANOVA, and regression. Required for sUidents not taking BIOE 391- Pre-requisite(s): CAAM 210 or 
CAAM 211. Instructor (s): Saterbak. 

BIOE 441 ADVANCED BIOENGINEERING LAB AND STATISTICS (4) 

Laboratory modules include biomaterial synthesis and characterization, systems physiology, ethics, mechani- 
cal testing of bone and skin, laser tweezers. Lectures focus on apphcation of statistics in bioengineering. Re- 
quired for students majoring in bioengineering. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 342 and BIOE 252 and BIOE 372. 
Instructor(s): Saterbak. „ . ... 

BIOE 442 TISSUE ENGINEERING LAB MODULE (t) 

Students conduct a series of tests to synthesize PLLA, characterize PLLA and PLGA, monitor PLLA and PLGA degrada- 
tion, and assess the viabihty, attachment, and prohferation of HDF cells on PLLA films. The experiments include many 
of the basic types of experiments that would be required to do a prehminary investigation of a tissue engineered 
product. Sections 1 and 2 will be taught during the first half of the semester and sections 3 and 4 will be taught 
during the second half of the semester. In addition sections 1 and 3 will need to come into lab on 2-3 Fridays 
and sections 2 and 4 will need to come into lab on 2-3 Saturdays. Section sign-up is required by the instructor in 
Keck 108 during preregistration week. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 342. Limited enrollment. Instructor (s): Saterbak. 

BIOE 443 BIOPROCESSING LAB MODULE (1) 

Students conduct a series of experiments to observe the growth of E. coh under different conditions, including 
agar platers, shake flasks, and a small-scale bioreactor. The E. coh has been transformed with a plasmid that 
produces beta-galactosidase. Some work "off hours" (early evening) is required. Section 1 is taught in the first 
half of the semester and Sections 2 and 3 will be taught in the second half of the semester. Section sign-up is 
required by the instructor in Keck 108 during preregistration week. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 342. Limited enroll- 
ment. Instructor (s): Saterbak. 

BIOE 444 MECHANICAL TESTING LAB MODULE (1) 

Students conduct a series of tests to elucidate the mechanical and material properties of chicken bones, ten- 
dons, and skin using the Instron. Sections 1 through 6 will be taught in the first half of the semester. Sections 7 
through 1 2 will be taught in the second half of the semester. Section sign-up is required by the instructor in Keck 
108 during the preregistration week. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 372. Limited enroUment. Offered Fall and Spring. 
Instructor (s) : Oden. 

BIOE 445 ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION LAB MODULE (1) 

Students design and build a biomedical instrumentation device. Sign up is required in Keck 1 08 during preregistra- 
tion week. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 383. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Oden. 

BIOE 451 BIOENGINEERING DESIGN I (3) 

Senior Bioengineering students will design devices in biotechnology or biomedicine. This project-based course 
covers systematic design processes, engineering economics, FDA requirements, safety, engineering ethics, design 
failures, research design, inteUectual property rights, business planning and marketing. Smdents will be expected 
to compile concise documentation and present oraUy progress of their teams. It is required that students take both 
parts of this course in the same vear BIOE 451 and 452 must be taken the same academic vear. Pre-requisite(s): 
BIOE 252 and BIOE 372 and BIOE 383. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Oden. 

BIOE 452 BIOENGINEERING DESIGN II (3) 

Senior Bioengineering students wiU design devices in biotechnology or biomedicine. This project-based course 
covers systematic design processes, engineering economics, FDA requirements, safety, engineering ethics, design 
failures, research design, inteUectual property rights, business planning and marketing. Students wiU be expected 
to compile concise documentation and present orally progress of their teams. It is required that students take 
both parts of this course in the same school year. BIOE 45 1 and 452 must be taken the same academic year. Pre- 
requisite(s): BIOE 451. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Oden. 

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Courses of Instruction 307 

BIOE 454 FINITE ELEMENT OF METHODS IN FLUID MECHANICS (3) 

Fundamental concepts of finite element methods in fluid mechanics, including spatial discretization and numerical 
integration in multidimensions, time-integration, and solution of nonhnear ordinary differential equation systems. 
Advanced numerical stabihzation techniques designed for fluid mechanics problems. Strategies for solution of 
complex, real-worid problems. Topics in large-scale computing, parallel processing, and visualization. Cross- 
hsted with CEVE 454, MECH 454. Graduate/Undergraduate version: BIOE 554. Pre-requisite(s): MECH 371, or 
permission of instructor. Instructor(s): Tezduyar. 

BIOE 460 BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING (3) 

Design, operation, and analysis of processes in the biochemical industries. Topics include enzyme kinetics, ceU 
growth kinetics, energetics, recombinant DNA technology, microbial, tissue and plant ceU cultures, bioreactor 
design and operation, and down stream processing. Cross-listed with CHBE 460. Instructor (s): San. 

BIOE 464 EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX (3) 

This course will address the biology, organization, mechanics, and turnover of extracellular matrix. There wiU be 
an emphasis on ceUs and ceU-matrix interactions, matrix distributions in connective tissues and organs, techniques 
for measurement and modeling, changes with growth and aging, and tissue/matrix degradation including enzyme 
kinetics. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 372, or permission of instructor. Instructor (s): Grande-AUen. 

BIOE 470 FROM SEQUENCE TO STRUCTURE: AN INTRODUCTION 

TO COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY (4) 

This course is a modem introduction to problems in computational biology spanning sequence to structure. 
The course has three modules: the first introduces statiscal techniques in sequence analysis; the second covers 
statistical machine learning techniques for understanding experimental data generated in computational biology; 
and the third introduces problems in the structure of complex biomolecules. 

BIOE 472 EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN BIOENGINEERING (3) 

Introduction to experimental techniques used in bioengineering to assess biomaterials and tissues. This course 
will primarily concentrate on basic concepts of measurement methods, experimental design, signal analysis, 
and the development of experimental protocols. In laboratory modules focusing on mechanical testing of 
non-Newtonian materials, parameter extraction out of signal data sets, and electronic circuits. The theoretical 
concepts covered in class wUl be implemented hands-on. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 372, or permission of instructor. 
Instructor(s): Liebschner. 

BIOE 481 COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE (3) 

Cross-listed with ELEC 481. Graduate/Undergraduate version: BIOE 581. Instructor (s): Clark. 

BIOE 482 PHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS (4) 

Nervous system control of biological systems can be represented utilizing techniques common to the field of hn- 
ear, nonhnear or adaptive control theory. This course begins with a review of the basic aspects of control theory, 
foUowed by detailed discussion of the structure of several biological systems including the visual, cardiovascular 
and puhnonary systems. Specific examples of neural control are developed for each system utUizing modehng 
and simulation techniques. Parameter sensitivity analysis and parameter estimation techniques are Ukewise 
brought to bear on some of these models to achieve good least-squares fits to experimental data. Cross-hsted with 
ELEC 482. Instructor (s): Clark. 

BIOE 485 FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL IMAGING I (3) 

The course wfll introduce basic medical imaging modahties, such as x-ray, CT, and MRI, used to identify the 
anatomy of human organs, as weU as other modahties, such as PET, SPECT, fMRI, and MEG, specifically developed 
to locahze brain function. The course includes visits to chnical sites. Cross-hsted with COMP 485, ELEC 485. Gradu- 
ate/Undergraduate version: BIOE 685. Instructor permission required. Instructor(s): Mawlawi. 

BIOE 486 FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL IMAGING II (3) 

This course is directed towards graduate and senior undergraduate students interested in acquiring an in depth 
knowledge of Positron Emission Tomography (PET). The course will focus on PET physical principles, image 
formation, and processing. The course will also cover the various correction techniques used to quantify PET 
images as weU as lay the foundations for understanding tracer kinetic modehng. A field trip to MD Anderson's 
PET facility wiU be organized to provide the students with hands on experience of PET imaging and data analysis. 
The use of PET imaging in various medical apphcations will also be covered. Cross-hsted with COMP 486, ELEC 
486. Graduate/Undergraduate version: BIOE 686. Instructor(s): Mawlawi. 

BIOE 492 SENSORY NEUROENGINEERING (3) 

This course wiU explore how bioengineering techniques and principles are apphed to sensory systems, with a 
focus on the auditory, vestibular, and retinal systems. The interaction between the electrical, mechanical and 
optical aspects of these systems, and ways to modulate these interactions, will be explored. Design and current 
technologies used as auditory and visual prosthetics wiU be covered. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 322 and BIOE 332, 
or permission of instructor. Limited enroUment. Not offered FaU and Spring. Instructor (s): Raphael. 

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308 Courses of Instruction 

BIOE 500 GRADUATE RESEARCH (1 TO 15) 

Repeatable for Credit. 

BIOE 505 OPTICAL IMAGING (3) 

This course includes a theoretical portion which will introduce the fundamentals of optical imaging of neural 
acti\1ty; present the devices that are employed, and review applications and discuss their results. In addition, in 
a practical part, students will design, set up, and perform simple in vitro experiments to gain practical experi- 
ence with this exciting and powerful technology. Course meets in S744, Vivian Smith Res. Bldg., Baylor College of 
Medicine. Instructor (s): Saggau. 

BIOE 520 BIpSYSTEMS TRANSPORT PHENOMENA (3) 

The principles of transport phenomena will be used to quantitatively describe biological systems. Instructor 
permission required. Instructor (s): Deem. 

BIOE 522 GENE AND CELL THERAPY (3) 

This course will review the principles and strategies underlying gene therapy approaches in animal models and 
human beings. The current methods for gene dehvery to cells ex vivo and in vivo will be discussed along with 
current cutting-edge approaches for improving the specificity and persistence of gene expression. The course will 
also cover current disease appUcations of gene therapy and the strategies taken to produce therapeutic results. 
Regulator} issues concerning biomaterials will also be addressed. Location: Baylor College of Medicine. Must be 
enrolled in one of the following Level(s):Graduate. Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 212 and BIOS 201. Offered Spring. 
Instructor (s): Barry. 

BIOE 531 BIOMATERIALS ENGINEERING (3) 

Emphasis will be placed on issues regarding design and synthesis of materials to achieve specific properties and 
biocompatibihty. An oveniew of significant biomaterials appUcation will be given, including topics such as opthalmic 
biomaterials, orthopedic applications, cardiovascular biomaterials, and drug delivery systems. Regulaton^ issues 
concerning biomaterials will also be addressed. Recommended prerequisite (s): Organic chemistry and biology. 
Repeatable for Credit. Instructor (s): West. 

BIOE 551 INTRODUCTION TO BIOENGINEERING (1) 

Seminar/tutorial introducing current research in bioengineering and biotechnology to acquaint students with 
activities of various labs at Rice and the Texas Medical Center. Cross-hsted with CHBE 551. Must be enrolled in 
one ofthe following Level (s):Graduate. Instructor permission required. Recommended prerequisite (s): Graduate 
standing or permission of instructor. Instructor (s): Deem. 

BIOE 554 FINITE ELEMENT METHODS IN FLUID MECHANICS (3) 

Graduate version of BIOE 454. Additional work required. Cross-hsted with CEVE 554, MECH 554. Graduate/Under- 
graduate version: BIOE 454. Must be enrolled in one ofthe following Level (s):Graduate. Pre-requisite(s): MECH 
371 and MECH 517, or permission of instructor. Instructor(s): Tezduyar. 

BIOE 572 FUNDAMENTALS OF SYSTEMS PHYSIOLOGY (3) 

This course will teach the fundamentals of physiology at the organism, tissue, and cellular levels. Emphasis will be 
on engineering aspects of physiology. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and MATH 212. Instructor (s): Drezek. 

BIOE 575 CONTINUUM BIOMECHANICS (3) 

Graduate level introduction to continuum mechanics. The course covers important concepts in tensor calculus, 
kinematics and strain, stress and constitutive theories of continua, including elasticity, Newtonian fluids, visco- 
elasticity, and mixture theory. Selective topics in bone, articular cartilage, and cell biomechanics will be discussed 
to illustrate the application of continuum mechanics to bioengineering problems. Must be enrolled in one of the 
following Level (s):Graduate. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 372, or permission of instructor. Instructor(s): Athanasiou. 

BIOE 576 FOUNDATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY (1) 

Graduate level introduction to a wide range of research methods in biosciences and bioengineering. Individual 
faculty members from the Biosciences and Bioengineering will each present practices and techniques for their 
areas of expertise. A web-based methods database will be constructed, with student involvement, from the Ubrary 
of lectures. Cross-listed with BIOS 576. Must be enrolled in one ofthe following Level(s):Graduate. 

BIOE 577 FOUNDATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY (1) 

Graduate level introduction to a wide range of research methods in biosciences and bioengineering. Individual 
faculty members from the biosciences and bioengineering will each present practices and techniques for their 
areas of expertise. A web-based methods database will be constructed, with student involvement, from the 
library of lectures. Cross-hsted with BIOS 577. Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):Graduate. 
Instructor(s): Gates. 

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Courses of Instruction 309 

BIOE 581 CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS (3) 

Analysis of properties and functions of the cardiovascular system. Includes detailed study of cardiac electro- 
physiology, ventricular mechanics, arterial hemodynamics, coronary and cerebral circulations, heart rate control, 
and imaging methods for determining ventricular volume and output flow, as well as therapeutic devices and 
computer controlled drug delivery systems with their mathematical models. Internship project with engineer or 
life scientist working in the Texas Medical Center required. Not offered every year. Cross-listed with ELEC 581. 
Graduate/L^ndergraduate version: BIOE 481. Pre-requisite(s): ELEC 481 and ELEC 482 and ELEC 507. Repeatable 
for Credit. Instructor(s): Clark. 

BIOE 584 LASERS IN MEDICINE AND BIOENGINEERING (3) 

This course will provide an overview of various types of interactions behveen lasers and biological tissues. Meth- 
ods of optical properties measurements, mathematical modehng of hght propagation, and selected therapeutic 
applications of lasers will be addressed. Optically based diagnostic procedures, including absorption and scatter- 
ing-based techniques, will be introduced. Physics of optical tweezers and their appUcations in biomedical sciences 
will be discussed. Recommended prerequisite (s): Differential Equations, Introductory Physics, and Engineering 
Computation. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor (s): Anvari. 

BIOE 589 COMPUTATIONAL MOLECULAR BIOENGINEERING (3) 

This is a course designed for students in computationally-oriented biomedical and bioengineering maj ors to introduce 
the principles and methods used for the simulations and modehng of macromolecules of biological interest. Protein 
conformation and dynamics are emphasized. Empirical energy fimction and molecular dynamics calculations are 
described. Specific biological problems are discussed to illustrate the methodology. Classic examples such as the 
cooperative mechanism of hemoglobin and more frontier topics such as the motional properties of molecular 
motors and ion channels as well as results derived from the current hterature are covered. Cross-hsted with BIOS 
589. Recommended prerequisite(s): MATH 212, BIOS 301, BIOE 332. Instructor(s): Ma. 

BIOE 592 SENSORY NEUROENGINEERING (3) 

This course will explore how bioengineering techniques and principles are apphed to sensory systems, with a focus 
on the auditory, vestibular, and retinal systems. The interaction between the electrical, mechanical and optical aspects 
of these systems, and ways to modulate these interactions, will be explored. Design and current technologies used 
as auditory and visual prosthetics will be covered. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Raphael. 

BIOE 594 TRAINING IN THE RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT 

OF RESEARCH (1 ) 

This course will consider ethical issues involving human and animal subjects, record keeping, pubhcations, potential 
confhct of interest, and behavior toward colleagues, research fellows, students, and employees. Cross-hsted with 
BIOS 594. Must be enrolled in one of the following Level (s):Graduate. Limited enrollment. 

BIOE610 METHODS OF MOLECULAR SIMULATION (3) 

Modem simulation techniques for classical atomistic systems. Review of statistical mechanical systems. Monte 
Carlo and molecular dynamics simulation techniques. Extensions of the basic methods to various ensembles. 
Apphcations to simulations of large molecules such as proteins. Advanced techniques for simulation of complex 
systems, including constraint satisfaction, cluster moves, biased samphng, and random energy models. Cross-hsted 
with PHYS 610. Pre-requisite(s): CHBE 6l 1 or BIOE 589 or BIOS 589 or CHEM 520 or PHYS 526, or permission 
of instructor. Instructor(s): Deem. 

BIOE 620 TISSUE ENGINEERING (3) 

Study of cell-cell interactions and the role of the extracellular matrix in the structure and function of normal 

and 

pathological tissues. Includes strategies to regenerate metaboUc organs and repair structural tissues, as well as 

cell-based therapies to dehver proteins and other therapeutic drugs, with emphasis on issues related to cell and 

tissue transplantation such as substrate properties, angiogenesis, growth stimulation, cell differentiation, and 

immunoprotection. Cross-hsted widi CHBE 620. Instructor (s): Mikos. 

BIOE 625 PHARMACEUTICAL ENGINEERING (3) 

This course will examine how pharmaceutical active agents function in the body and how they are dehvered to the 
body. Topics to be covered include the kinetics of drug absorption and tissue distribution along with the trans- 
port phenomena associated with the release bioactive agents. Focus will be placed on mathematical modehng of 
pharmacokinetic and diffusional processes. Graduate/Undergraduate version: BIOE 425. Must be enrolled in one 
of the following Level(s):Graduate. Instructor (s): Nichol. 

BIOE 654 ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS (3) 

Advanced topics in computational mechanics with emphasis on finite element methods and fluid mechanics. 
Stabihzed formulations. Fluid-particle and fluid-structure interactions and free-surface and two-fluid flows. 
Interface tracking and interface-capturing techniques, space-time formulations, and mesh update methods. En- 
hanced discretization and solution techniques. Itertive solution methods, matrix-free computations, and advanced 
preconditioning techniques. Cross-hsted with CEVE 654, MECH 654. Pre-requisite(s): MECH 654, or permission 
of instructor. Instructor(s): Tezduyar. 

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310 Courses OF Instruction 

BIOE 690 SPECIAL TOPICS COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO 

BIOMECHANICS AND BIOENGINEERING (3) 

Introduction to the fundamentals of Biomechanics including force analysis, mechanics of deformable bodies, 
stress and strain, multiaxial deformation, and viscoelasticity. Biomechanics of soft and hard tissues. Physical and 
chemical properties of biomaterials. Materials covered include both natural and synthetic ones intended to func- 
tion in the biological environment. Instructor (s): Liebschner 

BIOE 695 ADVANCED MODELING OF TISSUE MICROMECHANICS (3) 

Continuation of MECH 595/BIOE 595 with emphasis on advanced modeling the micromechanics of biological tissues. 
Independent study and seminar/discussion course. Data from experiments will be used to refine the predictions of 
mathematical models. Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate smdents. Laboratory work performed at Baylor 
College of Medicine and Computer work at Rice University. Pre-requisite(s): BIOE 595. Instructor (s): Boriek. 

BIOE 698 GRADUATE SEMINAR (1) 

Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):Graduate. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor(s): Grande-Allen. 

BIOE 699 GRADUATE SEMINAR (1) 

Must be enrolled in one of the following Level (s):Graduate. Repeatable for Credit. Instructor (s): Grande-Allen. 

BIOS (BIOSCIENCES) 

School of Natural Sciences/Biosciences 

BIOS 113 ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS SEMINAR: WATER (1) 

Water-one of the most basic and important components of the environment. But how is the water cycle changing 
and what are the current issues? In this semester's course we will discuss the water from an interdisciphnary 
perspective, from reservoirs and flow, through Ufe and uses, to pollution and rights. Cross-hsted with ENST 1 13, 
ESCI1I3. 

BIOS 122 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY (3) 

Current topics in biological research with an emphasis on human health. Topics include the Human Genome 
Project, transgenic plants, cancer, heart disease, viruses, and others. Papers from scientific journals covering novel 
techniques and advances in medicine will be discussed. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Bondos. 

BIOS 201 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY (3) 

The first in an integrated sequence of four courses (BIOS 201, 202, 301, 302). Chemistry and energet- 
ics, cell physiology, cell biology, Mendehan genetics, plant physiology, and animal physiology. Offered Fall. 
Instructor(s): Gustin. 

BIOS 202 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY (3) 

The second in an integrated sequence of four courses (BIOS 201, 202, 301, 302). Molecular genetics, DNA 
technology, antibiotics and antivirals, animal behavior, evolution, ecology, diversity, and conservation biology. 
Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Gomer; Meffert. 

BIOS 211 INTRODUCTION TO EXPERIMENTAL BIOSCIENCES (2) 

Your registration for this course will NOT be accepted until you sign up at http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~bioslabs/ 
bios211/ Introduction to the scientific method, principles of experimental design, selected research strate- 
gies, record keeping, and technical communication as related to biological science. Taught in the first half of 
each semester Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201. Offered Fall and Spring. URL: www.ruf.rice.edu/~bioslab^ios2Il/. 
Instructor (s): Caprette. 

BIOS 213 INTRO LAB MOD ECOLOGY AND 

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (1) 

Experimental, laboratory, and field studies of natural histoiy ecology', evolution, and animal behavior Computer 
simulations of population genetics. Course will begin after mid-semester break in the Fall semester and after 
mid-term recess in the Spring semester Offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Sullender 

BIOS 301 BIOCHEMISTRY (3) 

The tliird in an integrated sequence of four courses (BIOS 201, 202, 301, 302). Structure and function of proteins, 
enzymes, and nucleic acids; enzyme kinetics; glycolysis, aerobic metabohsm, and energy couphng. Pre-requisite(s): 
CHEM 211. Recommended prerequisite(s): CHEM 212 Offered Fall. Instnictor(s): Olson; Shamoo. 

BIOS 302 BIOCHEMISTRY (3) 

The final in an integrated sequence of four courses (BIOS 201, 202, 301, 302). Introduction to me- 
tabohsm, membranes, electron transport, oxidative phosphorylation, and regulation. Biosciences Group 
A. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 301 and CHEM 211. Recommended prerequisite(s): CHEM 212. Offered Spring. 
Instructor(s): MacKenzie; Shamoo. .ijo»ux>A'.7i ..,t;>iu,vo«r.». . 

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Courses OF Instruction 311 

BIOS 307 GENETICS: BIOLOGICAL, CULTURE-HISTORICAL, AND 

ETHICAL PERSPECTIVES (1T0 4) 

The course uses an interdisciplinary perspective. The course will cover biological basics of genes, DNA, and 
sequencing techniques; culniral and historical aspects to genetics, including essentialism and eugenics and policy 
issues. Cross-hsted with ANTH 314, UNIV 314. May not be in any of the following Classification (s): Freshman. 
Limited enrollment. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Mcintosh; Novotny 

BIOS 309 SEMINAR IN RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (2) 

A course based on laboratory research done outside the university which will use seminars, discussion and 
papers to develop communication skills in research. Department permission required. Offered Fall and Spring. 
Instructor(s): Bennett. 

BIOS310 INDEPENDENT STUDY FOR UNDERGRADUATES (1T0 4) 

Section 1 is Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Section 2 is Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Program of independent 
study for students with previous training in the biosciences. Includes a research paper. Students are expected to 
spend at least three hours per week in the laboratory for each semester hour of credit. If taken for 2 or more 
hours, counts as one required lab course but not as a Group A or Group B course. If receiving more than 2 credits, 
students will be required to participate in the university annual undergraduate symposium in the spring semester. 
Biosciences Group B. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 211. Instructor permission required. Repeatable for Credit. Offered 
Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Bennett; Meffert. 

BIOS 311 ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL BIOSCIENCES (1) 

Your registration for this course will NOT be accepted until you obtain Dr. Beason's signature (bbeason@rice. 
edu) . Introduction to biochemical laboratory techniques with an emphasis on studies of proteins. Taught first half 
of the semester for 7 weeks. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 211 and BIOS 301. Instructor permission required. Limited 
enroUment. Offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Beason. 

BIOS 312 EXPERIMENTAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (1) 

Your registration for this course will NOT be accepted until you obtain Dr. Beason's signature (bbeason@rice. 
edu). Introduction to molecular biology techniques. Taught first or second haff of the semester for 3 1/2 
weeks. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 311. Instructor permission required. Limited enroUment. Offered Fall & Spring. 
Instructor (s): Beason. 

BIOS 313 ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (1) 

Your registration for this course will NOT be accepted until you obtain Dr. Beason's signature (bbeason@rice. 
edu). Introduction to microarrays. Taught second half of the spring semester for 3 1/2 weeks. Pre-requisite(s): 
BIOS 312. Instructor permission required. Limited enrollment. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Beason. 

BIOS 314 EXPERIMENTAL CELL BIOLOGY (1) 

Application of transmission electron microscopy to research in cell biology. Students will interview a faculty 
investigator and design and conduct an experiment involving preparation and examination of samples for the 
electron microscope. Recommended for students interested in a research career. Contact the instructor first week 
of classes. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 301 and BIOS 311 and BIOS 341. Limited enroUment. Offered FaU & Spring. 
Instructor{s): Caprette. 

BIOS 315 EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY (1) 

An instrumentation-intensive short course in membrane electrophysiology and vertebrate nerve and muscle physiol- 
ogy. Research reports require interpretation of laboratory data in terms of concepts at the molecular level. Starts 
the second half of the semester. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 301 and BIOS 311. Limited enroUment. Offered Spring. 
URL: www.ruf.rice.edu/~bioslabs^ios315/. Instructor (s): Caprette. 

BIOS 316 LAB MODULE IN ECOLOGY (1) 

Field and lab experiments in ecology. Course taught for 1/2 semester. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 323 or BIOS 325, or 
permission of instructor. Offered FaU. Instructor (s): Harcombe; Siemann. 

BIOS 317 LAB MODULE IN BEHAVIOR (1) 

Field experiments in behavior. Learn to formulate and test hypotheses on bird behavior using mockingbirds, 
grackles, and herons nesting on campus. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 321 and BIOS 213, or permission of instructor. 
Limited enroUment. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Strassmann. 

BIOS 318 LAB MODULE IN MICROBIOLOGY (1) 

Training in the isolation, culture, observation, and assay of bacteria. Qualitative analysis of water and mixed 
bacterial culmres. Starts the second haff of the semester, seff-scheduled after the first four formal meetings. 
Requires daily attention to culmres during the week. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 311- Limited enroUment. Offered 
FaU. Instructor (s): Caprette. 

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312 Courses of Instruction 

BIOS 319 TROPICAL FIELD BIOLOGY (3) 

The course consists of weekly meetings involving lectures and discussion of readings. Immediately following com- 
mencement, a 3-week field trip to southern Mexico will conclude the class. Selection of students for the course 
is determined through an inteniew with the instructor. While a background in biolog\- is desirable (minimally 
including the following courses: BIOS 201, 202, and 213), individuals lacking this background but having a 
special interest in the tropics are encouraged to enroll. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 213 and BIOS 202. 
Recommended prerequisite! s): BIOS 325, BIOS 336, BIOS 3l6, BIOS 31". Limited enroUment. Offered Spring. 
URL: www.owbiet.rice.edu/~bios319/. Instnictor(s): Sullender 
BIOS 320 LAB MODULE IN TISSUE CULTURE (1) 

Introduction to tissue culture techniques, including cell passage, ceU auachment and proliferation assays, and a 
transfection assay Taught in first and second halves of spring semester. See BIOE 342 for preregistration procedure. 
Cross-hsted with BIOE 342. Offered Spring. 

BIOS 321 ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (3) 

Evolutionary theon' is used to evaluate behavioral adaptations of organisms to their environment. Biosciences 
Group B. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 202. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Strassmann. 

BIOS 322 GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS (3) 

A systems analysis of the Earth from a biological perspective stressing biogeochemlcal cycles and global change. 
Biosciences Group B. Offered Spring. 

BIOS 323 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (3) 

The course is designed to give students a broad oveniew of conservation biology. Lecture and discussions will 
focus on consen'ation issues such as biodiversity, extinction, management, sustained yield, invasive species and 
presei-ve design. Biosciences Group B. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 202, or permission of instructor. 
Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Siemann. 

BIOS 325 ECOLOGY (3) 

Study of population dynamics, species interactions, plant and animal community organization, and ecosystem 
function. Biosciences Group B. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 202, or permission of instmctor. Offered 
Fall. Instructor (s): Holland. • ,^. 

BIOS 327 BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY LABORATORY (1) 

The course will examine ( 1 ) measures of biological diversity ( taxic, molecular, and phylogenetic) ; (2 ) the ecologi- 
cal and evolutionary causes of biological diversitv'; (3) issues regarding the contribution of biological diversity' 
to ecosystem function. A primaiy emphasis will be placed on experimental design and the measurement and 
estimation of biological diversity. Possible problems associated with the measurement and estimation of biologi- 
cal diversity will also be discussed. The course will take form of weekly preparaton meetings and culminate in 
a three-day exercise (taking place over fall break) at a field site in Texas where student will be responsible for 
designing and carrying out a study examining some aspect of biological diversity (taxic or fimctional group) with 
respect to such variables as habitat diversit}', disturbance rate, or productivity. The course will emphasize oral 
presentations and written "publication" format papers. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 202 and BIOS 213. 
Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Sullender 

BIOS 328 EVOLUTION OF GENES AND GENOMES (3) 

The course provides an overview of the evolution of genes and genomes. Using many examples, the course intro- 
duces databases and the Worldwide Web, and molecular and statistical methods used to study the evolution of 
genes and genomes. Broad-scale evolutionary patterns and medical apphcations based on genome analyses are 
presented. Biosciences Group B. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 202. Limited enrollment. Offered Spring. 
Instructor(s): Kohn. 

BIOS 329 ANIMAL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY (3) 

The evolution and systematics of the animal kingdom with consideration of functional anatomy, comparative 
physiologN, behavior, medical imphcations and resource management. Biosciences Group B. Pre-requisite(s): 
BIOS 201 or BIOS 202, or pemiission of instructor. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Fisher 

BIOS 332 FUNDAMENTALS OF SYSTEMS PHYSIOLOGY (3) 

This course will teach the fimdamentals of physiology at the organism, tissue, and cellular levels. Emphasis will be 
on engineering aspects of physiolog}'. This course includes several projects and written assignments. Biosciences 
Group A. Cross-listed with BIOE 322. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and IVL\TH 211. Offered Spring. 

BIOS 334 EVOLUTION (3) 

Principles of biological evolution. Topics include natural selection, adaptation, molecular evolution, formation of 
new species, the fossil record, biogeography, and principles of chissification. Biosciences Group B. Pre-requisite(s) : 
BIOS 202, or permission of instructor Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Queller. , . ,, . . , ,,, . , ,. 

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Courses of Instruction 313 

BIOS 336 PLANT DIVERSITY (3) 

The evolution and systematics of plants, with emphasis on flowering plants and biodiversity. Biosciences Group B. 
Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 202 and BIOS 201. Limited enroUment. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Harcombe. 

BIOS 341 CELL BIOLOGY (3) 

Molecular mechanisms of the processes common to all cells, including exposition of structure, function, and 
biogenesis of all subcellular organelles. Emphasis will be on cytoplasmic events; molecular studies of transcrip- 
tion will be taught in BIOS 344. Biosciences Group A. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 202. Offered Fall. 
Instructor(s): McNew; Braam. 

BIOS 344 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS (3) 

Mendehan genetics, population genetics, mapping, gene expression and regulation, genetic engineering, DNA 
rephcation and recombination, human genetics, genetic disease and gene therapy Biosciences Group A. Recom- 
mended prerequisite (s): BIOS 201, BIOS 202. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Stewart. 

BIOS 352 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY FOR THE BIOSCIENCES (3) 

Study of selected aspects of physical chemistry as it relates to the biosciences. Includes thermodynam- 
ics, reaction rate theory, quantum mechanics, and atomic and molecular structure. Biosciences Group A. 
Pre-requisite(s): CHEM'211 and CHEM 212 and PHYS 125 and PHYS 126 and BIOS 301. Offered Spring. 
Instructor(s): MacKenzie; Olson. 

BIOS 390 TRANSFER CREDIT IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND 

CELL BIOLOGY (3) 

For transfer of courses which have no current equivalent in the Rice curriculum, but which can be counted as 
Group A Biosciences courses in satisfying requirements for majors in Biosciences. Biosciences Group A. 
Repeatable for Credit. 

BIOS 391 TRANSFER CREDIT IN ECOLOGY AND 

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (3) 

For transfer of courses which have no current equivalent in the Rice curriculum, but which can be counted as 
Group B Biosciences courses in satisfying requirements for majors in the Biosciences. Biosciences Group B. 
Repeatable for Credit. 

BIOS401 UNDERGRADUATE HONORS RESEARCH (5) 

Open only to undergraduate majors who meet specific requirements and with the permission of the research 
supervisor and chair. Registration for BIOS 401 imphes a commitment to participate in research for at least 2 
semesters. Biosciences Group A. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 202 and BIOS 301 and BIOS 302. Depart- 
ment permission required. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Bennett. 

BIOS 402 UNDERGRADUATE HONORS RESEARCH (5) 

See BIOS 401. Biosciences Group A. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 202 and BIOS 301 and BIOS 302. 
Department permission required. Corequisite(s): BIOS 412 Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Bennett. 

BIOS 403 UNDERGRADUATE HONORS RESEARCH IN ECOLOGY 

AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (5) 

Open only to undergraduate majors who meet specific requirements and with permission of the research supervisor 

and chair. Registration for BIOS 403/404 implies a commitment to participate in research for at least 

2 semesters Biosciences Group B. Department permission required. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Siemann. 

BIOS 404 UNDERGRADUATE HONORS RESEARCH IN ECOLOGY 

AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (5) 

See BIOS 403. Biosciences Group B. Instrtictor permission required. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Siemann. 

BIOS 405 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH/INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (O) 

This independent research course offers multi-discipUnary training in the area of cellular engineering within the 
Departments of Bioengineering and Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Areas of research will include engineering of 
hard and soft tissue formation, cardiovascular tissue engineering, engineering cell surface interactions regulating 
movement and metabohc engineering. Students will conduct independent research under the supervision of a 
faculty mentor. Offered Summer. 

BIOS 412 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR (1) 

Discussion of current research in the area under investigation. Corequisite(s): BIOS 402, BIOS 404. Offered 
Spring. Instructor (s): Silberg. 

BIOS 421 NEUROBIOLOGY (3) 

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of nervous system function. Emphasis on membrane and synaptic biophysics, 
sensory and motor systems, neuronal plasticity, and development. Open to juniors and seniors. Biosciences Group 
A. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 202 and BIOS 301. Offered Spring. Instnictor(s): Glantz. 

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314 Courses OF Instruction 

BIOS 422 ENDOCRINOLOGY (3) 

Study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of hormone synthesis and of target cell responses. Includes 
hormonal interactions in mammahan homeostasis. Biosciences Group A. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 
202 and BIOS 301 and BIOS 341. Limited enroUment. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Beckingham. 

BIOS 423 IMMUNOBIOLOGY (3) 

Cellular and molecular basis of immune function in mammals. Biosciences Group A. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 
and BIOS 202. Recommended prerequisite (s): BIOS 301 or BIOS 341. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Novotny. 
BIOS 424 MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (3) ''Hor^ 

Structure and functions of microorganisms with emphasis on their emironmental, industrial and medical impor- 
tance. Biosciences Group A. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 202 and BIOS 301, or permission of instructor. 
Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Bennett. 

BIOS 425 PLANT MOLECULAR GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENT (3) 

Novel aspects of plant biologv^ and development with emphasis on molecular and genetic mechanisms. Plant 
responses to the environment and the use of bioengineering and other means to develop new plant products will 
also be covered. Biosciences Group A. Graduate/Undergraduate version: BIOS 525. Pre-requisite{s): BIOS 201 
and BIOS 202 and BIOS 301, or permission of instructor. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Braam; Bartel. 

BIOS 432 ADVANCED EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (3) 

Develop a critical understanding of evolutionary theory through lectures and discussion across a wide range of 
evolutionaiy topics. With the instructor's help, students will use current papers to stimulate debate on the theories, 
philosophies and methods of the study of evolution. Biosciences Group B. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 
202 and (BIOS 334 or BIOS 321). Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Danielson-Francois. 

BIOS 433 ADVANCED ECOLOGY (3) 

Students will develop a critical understanding of the disciphne of ecologv' through a combination of lectures and 
discussion that span a range of topics. With the instructor's help, students will use current papers to stimulate debate 
on the theories, philosophies and methods of the study of populations, communities, and ecosystems. Biosciences 
Group B. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 202 and BIOS 325, or permission of instructor. Offered Spring. 

BIOS 440 ENZYME MECHANISMS (3) 

Enzymologv is a biologicid extension of organic chemistry. This course will survey examples of enzvme-catalyzed 
reactions with emphasis on mechanisms. Enzymes that use catalytic cofactors (vitamins) will be covered, as will 
those that rely on amino acid side chains. Biosciences Group A. Cross-hsted with CHEM 440. Pre-requisite(s): 
CHEM 212. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Parry^ 

BIOS 443 DEVELOPMENT (3) 

Analysis of the processes and principles of development as seen m a broad spectrum of eukaryotic organisms. 
Biosciences Group A. Pre- requisite (s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 202 and BIOS 341, or permission of instructor. 
Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Lane. 

BIOS 445 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS (3) 

Molecular and genetic aspects of the regulation of gene expression as seen in simple prokan'otic systems and the 
model eukaryotic systems used for studies of development. Biosciences Group A. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and 
BIOS 202 and BIOS 301 and BIOS 344. Offered Fall. Instructor (s) : Stem; Gustin; Wagner. 

BIOS 481 MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS I (3) \:,^.;. .. .^ ,. 

Emphasis on biophysical methods used to suidy conformation and dynamics of biological macromolecules, in 
particular proteins. Focus will be on spectroscopic methods, transport processes, chromatography and sedimenta- 
tion, as well as hght scattering and caJorimetry. Ligand protein interactions, chemical kinetics and protein folding 
will also be covered. Biosciences Group A. Graduate/Undergraduate version: BIOS 551. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 
301 and BIOS 352, or permission of instructor. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Wittung-Stafshede. ;'' 'Y,*'^^ ' 

BIOS 482 MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS II (3) 

Advanced treatment of X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, and electron microscopy Emphasis on theory and 
apphcation of these methods for the determination of the three-dimensional structure and dynamics of biological 
molecules and complexes. Graduate/Undergraduate version: BIOS 552. Recommended prerequisite (s): BIOS 
301, BIOS 352, BIOS 481, working knowledge of a programming language such as Fortran, C, Basic, MATLAB, or 
Pascal. Limited enrollment. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Nikonowicz; Tao. 

BIOS 525 PLANT MOLECULAR GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENT (3) 

Novel aspects of plant biology and development with emphasis on molecular and genetic mechanisms. Plant 
responses to the environment and the use of bioengineering and other means to develop new plant products will 
also be covered. Graduate/Undergraduate version: BIOS 425. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 202 and BIOS 
301. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Braam; Bartel . , 

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Courses of Instruction 315 

BIOS 530 LAB MODULE IN NMR SPECTROSCOPY AND 

MOLECULAR MODELING (2) 

The students will learn to set up, acquire, and process one-dimensional and basic two-dimensional NMR experi- 
ments. Spectral interpretation (resonance assignment and extraction of structural information) for nucleic acids 
and proteins using homonuclear and heteronuclear data will be performed. Enrollment limited to 1 2, with priority 
to graduate students. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 352 and BIOS 481, or permission of instructor. Limited enroUment. 
Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Nikonowicz; Moran. 

BIOS 532 LABORATORY MODULE IN OPTICAL 

SPECTROSCOPY AND KINETICS (2) 

Students learn the principles behind fluorescence, circular dichroism, analytical ultracentrifugation, spectros- 
copy and rapid kinetics by carrying out experiments with genetically engineered proteins and state-of-the-art 
equipment. Data will be interpreted and manipulated using curve-fitting and graphics software. Recommended 
prerequisite (s): BIOS 352, BIOS 481. Limited enroUment. Offered Fall. URL: www.bioc.rice.edu/bios532^ios532. 
html. Instructor(s): Gates. 

BIOS 533 COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY (2) 

An introduction to the emerging field of bioinformatics. A series of lectures, combined with hands-on exercises. 
The topics to be discussed include sequence comparison, structure analysis, phylogenetics, database searching, 
microarraysandproteomics. Recommended prerequisite (s): BIOS 30 1 or permission of instructor Offered Spring. 
URL: www.bioc.rice.edu/bios533/bioinfo.htinl. Instructor(s): Gates. 

BIOS 535 PRACTICAL X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY (2) 

This is an introduction to macromolecular crystallography with emphasis on crystallization methods, data ac- 
quisition, processing and molecular model-building. Approaches to solving structures will be discussed, as well 
as refinement of molecular models. Recommended prerequisite (s): BIOS 481 or BIOS 551 or permission of 
instructor Offered Spring. URL: www.owkiet.rice.edu/~bios535/. Instructor(s): Gates. 

BIOS 541 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECOLOGY AND 

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (3) 

BIOS 542 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECOLOGY AND 

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (3) 

BIOS 543 SECONDARY METABOLISM (3) 

A survey of the biosynthetic pathways leading to the major classes of natural products. Topics covered include the 
use of radioactive and stable isotopes, the synthesis of labeled organic compounds, mechanistic investigations of 
secondary metabohc enzymes, and the cloning and characterization of secondary metabohc genes. Biosciences 
Group A. Gross-hsted v^lth GHEM 543. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 440. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Parry. 

BIOS 545 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS (3) 

Molecular and genetic aspects of the regulation of gene expression as seen in simple prokaryotic systems and the 
model eukaryotic systems used for studies of development. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 201 and BIOS 202and BIOS 
301 and BIOS 344. Offered Fall. Instructor! s): Stem; Gustin; Wagner 

BIOS 551 MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS (3) 

Examination, at an intermediate level, of the interaction of Hght with matter Includes UV-visible absorption, 
natural optical activity, fluorescence, EXAFS, NMR of biomolecules, x-ray diffraction and crystallography, neu- 
tron scattering, electron microscopy, and theoretical protein dynamics. Graduate/Undergraduate version: BIOS 
481. Pre-requisite(s): BIOS 301 and BIOS 352, or permission of instructor Limited enroUment. Offered FaU. 
Instructor (s): Wittung-Stafshede. 

BIOS 552 MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS II (3) 

Advanced treatment of X-ray crystaUography, NMR spectroscopy, and electron microscopy Emphasis on theory and 
appUcation of these methods for the determination of the three-dimensional structure and dynamics of biological 
molecules and complexes. Graduate/Undergraduate version: BIOS 482. Recommended prerequisite (s): BIOS 301, 
BIOS 352, BIOS 481. Limited enroUment. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Nikonowicz; Tao. 

BIOS 561 TOPICS IN EVOLUTION (2) 

Review and discussion of the hterature on current research in evolution. Recommended prerequisite(s) : Graduate 
standing or permission of chair or instructor Offered FaU. Instructor(s): Strassmann; Meffert; QueUer 

BIOS 562 TOPICS IN BEHAVIORAL BIOLOGY (2) 

Review and discussion of the Uterature on current research in animal behavior and evolution. Recommended 
prerequisite (s): Graduate standing or permission of chair or instructor Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Meffert; 
Strassmann; QueUer 

BIOS 563 TOPICS IN ECOLOGY (2) 

Review and discussion of the hterature on current research in ecology. Instructor permission required. Offered 
FaU. Instructor(s): Harcombe; Siemann; HoUand. 

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316 CoLTRSES OF Instruction 

BIOS 567 RESEARCH METHODS IN FIELD BIOLOGY (2) 

Introduction to the field research techniques and practices of individud faculty- members. Not offered Fall & 
Spring. 

BIOS 568 TOPICS IN BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (2) 

Review and discussion of literature on current research in biological diversit}'. Instructor permission required. 
Limited enrollment. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Harcombe: Siemann: Holland. 

BIOS 575 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH (1) 

Introduction of first-year graduate students to the research programs and laboratories of individual facult\ 
members. Offered Fall. 

BIOS 576 FOUNDATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY (1) 

Graduate level introduction to a wide range of research methods in biosciences and bioengineering. Individual 
faculty members from the Biosciences will each present practices and techniques for their areas of expertise. A 
web-based methods database will be constructed, with student involvement, from the hbrary of lectures. Cross- 
listed with BIOE 5~6. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Gates. 

BIOS 577 FOUNDATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY (1) 

Graduate level introduction to a wide range of research methods in biosciences and bioengineering. Individual 
faculty members from the biosciences and bioengineering will each present practices and techniques for their 
areas of expertise. A web-biised methods database will be constructed, with saident involvement, from the hbrary 
of lectures. Cross-hsted with BIOE 5''"'. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Gates. 

BIOS 581 GRADUATE SEMINAR IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND 

CELL BIOLOGY (1 ) 

A discussion of selected research topics. Required of all Biochemistry' and Gell Biology graduate students. 
Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Bennett; Tao. 

BIOS 582 GRADUATE SEMINAR IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND 

CELL BIOLOGY ( 1 ) 

See BIOS 581. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Stem; Xikonowicz. 

BIOS 583 MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS (3) 

Review of literature on current biosciences research. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Silberg; Tao; McNevv; Lane. 

BIOS 585 GRADUATE SEMINAR IN ECOLOGY AND 

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (1) 

Faculty and student presentations on current research. Required of all Ecology & Evolutionary Biology graduate 
students. Offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Holland. 

BIOS 586 GRADUATE SEMINAR/ECOLOGY AND 

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (1) 

Gontinuation of BIOS 585. Instructor(s): Holland. 

BIOS 587 GRADUATE SEMINAR FOR 1 ST YEAR GRADUATE STU- 

DENTS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY (3) 

Preparation and presentation of research proposals. Offered Spring. Instructor (s); Bartel; Stem. 

BIOS 588 ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY (3) 

Review of literature on current biosciences research. Biosciences Group A. Offered Spring. 
Instructor (s): Gomer; McNew. 

BIOS 589 COMPUTATIONAL MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS (3) 

This is a course designed for students in computationally-oriented biomedical and bioengineering majors to 
introduce the principles and methods used for the simulations and modehng of macromolecules of biological 
interest. Protein conformation and dynamics are emphasized. Empirical energy fimction and molecular dynamics 
calculations, as well as other approaches, are described. Specific biological problems are discussed to illustrate 
the methodology. Cross-listed with BIOE 589. Offered Fidl. Instructor (s): Ma. 

BIOS 590 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND 

CELL BIOLOGY ( 1 ) 

Development of specihc topic areas at the graduate level. ,. , 

BIOS 591 GRADUATE TEACHING (3) 

Supervised instruction in teaching Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Offered Fall and Spring 
Instructor(s): Sullender 

BIOS 592 SEMINAR IN COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY (1) 

A discussion of selected research topics in computational biology. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and 
Spring. 

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Courses of Instruction 317 

BIOS 593 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND 

CELL BIOLOGY (1 ) 

Discussion of selected research topics in current plant biology literature. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall & 
Spring. Instructor(s): Braam; Bartel. 

BIOS 594 RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH (1) 

This course will consider ethical issues involving human and animal subjects, record keeping, publications, 
potential conflict of interest, and behavior toward colleagues, research feUows, students, and employees. Cross- 
Usted with BIOE 594. Must be enrolled in one of the following Level (s):Graduate. Limited enroUment. Offered 
Fall. Instructor(s): Novotny 

BIOS 599 GRADUATE TEACHING IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND 

CELL BIOLOGY (1) 

Supervised instruction in teaching biochemistry and cell biology Repeatable for Credit. Limited enroUment. 
Offered Fall and Spring. 

BIOS 61 1 RESEARCH SEMINAR (3) 

Discussion of individual laboratory research or current topics in particular areas. Offered Fall. 

BIOS 612 RESEARCH SEMINAR (3) 

Continuation of BIOS 611. Offered Spring. 

BIOS 621 THESIS SEMINAR (1) 

BIOS 622 THESIS SEMINAR (1) 

BIOS 701 GRADUATE LAB RESEARCH I (1T0 4) 

Graduate research in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Design for short term laboratory projects for first year gradu- 
ate students. Recommended prerequisite (s): Graduate standing in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Repeatable for 
Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. 

BIOS 702 GRADUATE LAB RESEARCH II (1 TO 4) 

Graduate research in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Designed for short term laboratory projects for first year 
graduate students. Recommended prerequisite (s): Graduate standing in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Repeatable 
for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. 

BIOS 800 GRADUATE RESEARCH (1 TO 15) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. 

CAAM (COMP. & APPLIED MATHEMATICS) 

School of Engineering/Computational & Applied Math 

CAAM 21 O INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING COMPUTATION (3) 

Modehng, Simulation, and Visualization via MATLAB. Numerical methods: Newton's method in one and several 
dimensions. Gaussian ehmination and optimization. Apphcation to gene nets, fiber nets, and neural nets. Pre- 
requisite(s): MATH 101. Offered Fall and Spring. 

CAAM 335 MATRIX ANALYSIS (3) 

Equilibria and the solution of linear and hnear least squares problems. Dynamical systems and the eigenvalue 
problem with the Jordan form and Laplace transform via complex integration. Pre-requisite(s): MATH 212 and 
CAAM 210. Offered FaU and Spring. 

CAAM 336 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS IN SCIENCE 

AND ENGINEERING(3) 

Classical solution techniques for ordinary and partial differential equations. Green's functions, fourier series, finite 
element method for initial and boundary value problems arising in diffusion and wave prop^ation phenomena. 
Pre-requisite(s): MATH 212 and CAAM 210. Offered Fall and Spring. 

CAAM 353 COMPUTATIONAL NUMERICAL ANALYSIS (3) 

An introductory course in numerical analysis with computer applications. Pre-requisite(s): MATH 210. 
Offered Spring. 

CAAM 378 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONS RESEARCH 

AND OPTIMIZATION(3) 

Formulation and solution of mathematical models in management, economics, engineering and science applica- 
tions in which one seeks to minimize or maximize an objective function subject to constraints, including models 
in hnear, nonhnear and integer programming; basic solution methods for these optimization models; problem- 
solving using a modeling language and optimization software. Pre-requisite(s): MATH 212 and (CAAM 335 or 
MATH 211 or MATH 355). Offered FaU. 

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318 CoLTRSES OF Instruction 

CAAM 401 ANALYSIS I (3) 

Real numbers completeness, sequences and convergence, compactness, continuity, the derivative, the Riemann )j 
integral, fundamental theorem of calculus. Vectors spaces, dimension, linear maps, inner products and norms. 
Pre-requisite(s): MATH 211 and MATH 212, or permission of instructor. Offered Fall. 

CAAM 402 ANALYSIS II (3) ;' 

Continuation of .\nalysis I. Vector spaces of functions, sequences and series, convergence. Continuity and dif- 
ferentiabiUtv of functions of several variables, the derivative as a hnear map, the contraction mapping principle, 
inverse and implicit hinction theorems, fimdamental theorems on differential equations, multivariable integration. 
Stokes theorem and relatives. Pre-requisite(s): C\AM 401. Offered Spring. 

CAAM 415 THEORETICAL NEUROSCIENCE (3) 

This course introduces current theoretical methods used to model the properties of nerve cells and the processing 
of information by neuronal networks. Concrete examples that can be implemented using M\TLAB will be empha- 
sized. The starting point is the passive cable properties of single neurons and the Hodgkin-Huxley model of action 
potential generation. Subsequently models of synaptic transmission and active properties of dendritic trees will 
be considered. This will be followed by stochastic properties of single neurons and information encoding using 
mean and instantaneous firing rate in visual neurons. Finally methods to iuialyze phase-locking and activity in 
populations of cells as well as learning algorithms will be considered. Cross-hsted with NEUR 415. Pre-requisite (s) : 
M\TH 211 or CXAM 335. Offered Spring. 

CAAM 420 COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE I (3) 

Scientific programming using high level languages, including C, Fortran, and C+-i-. Emphasis on use of numerical 
hbraries. Basic techniques of project planning, source management, documentation, program construction, i/o, 
\isuahzation. Object-oriented design for numerical Pre-requisite(s): GiVM 210 and CWM 335 or CAAM 353, or 
permission of instructor Offered Fall. 

CAAM 435 DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS (3) 

Existence and uniqueness for solutions of ordinary differential equations and difference equations, Hnear sys- 
tems, nonlinear systems, stabihtv; periodic solutions, bifurcation theoiy Theoiy and theoretical examples are 
complemented bv computational, model driven examples from biological and phvsical sciences. Cross-hsted 
with MATH 435. Pre-requisite (s); C.A\M 210 and M.\TH 212 and (CA\M 335 or M\tH 335) and (C\,\M 401 or 
M\TH 321). Offered Fiill. 

CAAM 436 PDES OF MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS (3) 

Derivation and properties of solutions of the partial differential equations of continuum physics. Basic concepts 
of continuum mechanics, ideal fluids. Navier- Stokes equations, hnear elasticity, acoustics, basic principles of 
thermodynamics, .\ewionian heat flow, porous flow, Max^vell■s equations, electrical circuits. Pre-requisite(s): 
CA\M 3.36, or permission of instructor. Offered Fall. 

CAAM 437 METHODS OF MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS (3) 

.\nalysis of the solutions of the partial differential equations of continuum physics. First order hnear and non-hnear 
PDE's and systems of PDE's, characteristics. shocl«. Sturm-LiouviUe problems and Fourier series. Integral trans- 
forms: Fourier and Laplace. Integral relations and Green "s fimctions. Asymptotic methods: regular perturbation 
methods, singular perturbations, geometric optics. CAAM 402 may be taken concurrently Pre-requisite(s): CAAM 
402 and CAAM 436. or permission of instructor Offered Spring. 

CAAM 441 SEISMOLOGY I (3) 

Principles of elastic wave propagation, the determination of Earth structure, and the understanding of earthquake 
systems. Cross-listed with ESCl 461. Pre-requisite (s): MATH 211 and PHYS 101 and PHYS 102. Offered Fall. 

CAAM 442 SEISMOLOGY II (3) 

Review elastodynamics. Calculation of synthetic seismograms for acoustic and elastic media using reflectivity, 
asymptotic and finite difference methods. Migration of relection data by finite differences. FK and Kirchhoff 
methods. Travel time inversion. Graduate/L ndergraduate version: ESCI 542. Pre-requisite(s): C-UM 44l or 
ESCI 461. Offered Fall. 

CAAM 452 NUMERICAL METHODS FOR PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL 

EQUATIONS (4) 

Structure iuid properties of the finite element method for static problems in mechanics, electromagnetism, and 
other field theories. Finite difference methods for initial/boundary value problems of fluid flow, heat transfer, 
and wave motion. Computer programming in MATL\B is required. Pre-requisite(s): CA\M 336, or permission of 
instructor. Recommended prerequisite(s): CA\M 436. 

CAAM 453 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS I (3) 

Construction and analysis of numerical algorithms for root finding, inteqwlation and approximation of fimctions. 
quadrature, and the solution of differential equations: fimdamentals of computer arithmetic; solution of hnear 
systems, least squares problems, and eigenvalue problems via matrix factorizations; the singular value decomposi- 
tion (SVD) and basic sensitivity analysis. Computer programming in M\TL\B is required. Pre-requisite (s): CAAM 
335. or permission of instructor. 

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Courses OF Instruction 319 

CAAM 454 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS II (3) 

Iterative methods for linear systems of equations including Krylov subspace methods; gradient method for un- 
constrained optimization; Newton and Newton-hke methods for nonlinear system of equations, unconstrained 
optimization and nonhnear least squares problems; techniques for improving the global convergence of these 
algorithms. Theoretical and practical considerations for these algorithms will be discussed. Computer programming 
in MATLAB required. Pre-requisite(s): CAAM 453, or permission of instructor. Offered Spring. 

CAAM 460 OPTIMIZATION THEORY (3) 

Derivation and application of necessity conditions and sufficiency conditions for constrained optimization problems. 
Pre-requisite(s): MATH 212 and (CAAM 335 or MATH 355). Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Tapia. 

CAAM 464 NUMERICAL OPTIMIZATION (3) 

Numerical algorithms for constrained optimization problems in engineering and sciences, including simplex and 
interior-point methods for linear programming, penalty, barrier, augmented Lagrangian and SQP methods for 
nonhnear programming) . Pre-requisite (s) : CAAM 454, or permission of instructor. Recommended prerequisite (s) : 
CAAM 460 (may be taken concurrently). Offered Fall. 

CAAM 469 DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS LAB (1) 

Modeling, simulation and visuahzation of dynamical systems in MATLAB. Offered Fall and Spring. 

CAAM 475 INTEGER AND COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION (3) 

Modeling and solving optimization problems with discrete components, graphs and networks; network flow 
problems; minimum spanning trees; basic polyhedral theory; the knapsack problem; the plant location problem; 
the set packing problem; computational complexity; branch and bound; cutting planes; Lagrangian relaxation and 
Bender's decomposition. Cross-Usted with ECON 475. Pre-requisite (s): CAAM 378 or CAAM 464, or permission 
of instructor. Offered Spring. 

CAAM 490 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 TO 6) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered Spring. 

CAAM 491 INDEPENDENT STUDY ( 1 TO 6) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall. 

CAAM 499 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES VIGRE SEMINAR (1 TO 6) 

This course prepares a student for research in the mathematical sciences on a specific topic. Each section is 
dedicated to a different topic. Current topics include bioinformatics, biomathematics, computational finance, 
simulation driven optimization, and data simulation. The topics change each semester. Cross-listed with 
MATH 499, STAT 499- Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. 

CAAM 500 GRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR (1) 

Presentations of ongoing projects by CAAM students and faculty. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. 

CAAM 508 ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (3) 

Review of the fundamental properties of nonhnear systems, includes nonhnear ordinary differential equations 
(e.g., the existence and uniqueness of solution), Lyapunov stabihty (e.g., stabihty of definitions, Lyapunov's direct 
method, invariance theory, stabihty of hnear systems, Lyapunov's Unearization methods, and converse theorems), 
and input-output stabihty (e.g., the small gain theorem and passivity theorem), as well as case studies showing 
apphcations to nonhnear and adaptive control and robotics. Course not offered every year. Cross-hsted with 
ELEC 508, MECH 508. 

CAAM 520 COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE II (3) 

Vector shared-memory, and message-passing parallel computer architectures. Numerical hnear algebra for these 
architectures. Memory hierarchy issues, analysis and enhancement of performance, and use of programming tools 
and environments. Apphcation interfaces including OpenMP and MPI, Parallel numerical algorithms and scientific 
visuahzation. Pre-requisite (s): CAAM 420. Offered Spring. 

CAAM 533 ADVANCED STATISTICAL INFERENCE (3) 

Cross-hsted with STAT 533. 

CAAM 540 APPLIED FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS (3) 

Hilbert spaces, Banach spaces, spectral theory, and weak topologies with apphcations to signal processing, control, 
and partial differential equations. Pre-requisite (s): CAAM 402, or permission of instructor. Offered Spring. 

CAAM 551 NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA (3) 

Direct methods for large, sparse hnear system; regularization of ill-conditioned lest squares problems; backward 
error analysis of basic algorithms for hnear equations and least squares, condition estimation. Preconditioned 
iterative methods for hnear systems (CG, GMRES, BiCGstab, QMR) ; matrix theory including spectral decompositions, 
Schur fonn, eigenvalue perturbations, and the geometry of subspaces. Eigenvalue algorithms, Sylvester's equation, 
the imphcity shifted QR algorithm, computation of the SVD, generahzed eigenvalue problems. Introduction to large 
scale eigen value algorithms and multigrid. Computer programming in MATLAB and one or more of C, F77, C-1--1-, 
F90 is required. Pre-requisite (s): CAAM 454, or permission of instructor. Offered Fall. 

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320 Courses of Instruction 

CAAM 552 PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (3) 

.\nalysis of boundan,' and initial value problems. Dirichlet problem for Laplace's equation, variational formula- 
tion. Rayleigh-Ritz principle, Sobolev spaces, weak solutions, convergence of the finite element method, interior 
and boundan- regularity; heat equation and the Gaussian kernel, energ\- estimates, maximum principle, stability, 
consistency, and convergence of numerical methods, the Fourier transform, Fourier s\iithesis of Green's functions 
for the wave equation, von Neumann analysis of finite difference methods for waves. Pre-requisite(s) : CAAM 402 
and C\:\M 436. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

CAAM 563 ENGINEERING APPROACH TO MATH PROGRAM (3) 

Study of the minimization of functions of variables that are either unconstrained, subject to equality constraints, 
subject to inequality^ constraints, or subject to both equahty and inequahty constraints. Includes analytical and 
computational methods. Cross-hsted with MECH 563. 

CAAM 581 MATHEMATICAL PROBABILITY I (3) 

Measure-theoretic foundations of probabihty for students who need access to advanced mathematical literature 
in probabihty and random processes. Cross-hsted with STAT 581. 

CAAM 583 INTRODUCTION TO RANDOM PROCESSES 

AND APPLICATIONS (3) 

Review of basic probabihty and the formulation, analysis, representation, and apphcation of some random stan- 
dard random processes. Include sequences of random variables, random vectors and estimation, basic concepts 
of random processes, random processes in Unear systems, expansions of random processes, wiener filtering, 
spectral representation of random processes, and white-noise integrals. Cross-hsted with ELEC 533, STAT 583. 
Pre-requisite(s): STAT 381. Recommended prerequisite(s): STAT 581. 

CAAM 590 INDEPENDENT STUDY ( 1 TO 1 5) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered Spring. - • - ■ 

CAAM 591 INDEPENDENT STUDY ( 1 TO 1 5) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall. 

CAAM 640 OPTIMIZATION WITH SIMULATION CONSTRAINTS (3) 

Content varies from year to year. Pre-requisite(s): CAAM 464, or permission of instructor. Repeatable for Credit. 
Not offered Fall and Spring. 

CAAM 641 TOPICS IN INVERSE PROBLEMS (3) 

Theoretical, computational and practical issues for inverse problems in science and engineering. Selected topics 
will vary^ depending on instructor and student interests. Instructor permission required. Repeatable for Credit. 
Not offered Fall and Spring. 

CAAM 651 TOPICS IN NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA (3) 

Selected topics will vary depending on instructor and student interests. Deri\ation and anidysis of Krylov and 
subspace iteration methods for large eigenvalue problems (Lanczos, Anioldi, Jacobi-Davidson algorithms); 
preconditioning for hnear systems and eigenvalue problems (incomplete LU, domain decomposition, multigrid); 
convergence analysis including potential theory and pseudospectra. Apphcations: regularization of discrete inverse 
problems; dimensions reduction for large dynamical control systems; apphcations involving nonnormal matrices. 
Pre-requisite(s): CA.AM 551. or permission of instructor. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Spring. 

CAAM 652 TOPICS IN NUMERICAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (3) 

Content varies from year to year. Repeatable for Credit. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

CAAM 654 TOPICS IN OPTIMIZATION (3) 

Content varies from year to year. Repeatable for Credit. 

CAAM 664 TOPICS IN NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING (3) 

Content varies from year to year. 

CAAM 699 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES VIGRE SEMINAR (1T0 9) 

This course prepares a student for research in the mathematical sciences on a specific topic. Each section is 
dedicated to a different topic. Current topics include bioinformatics, biomathematics, computational finance, 
simulation driven optimization, and data simulation. The topics change each semester. Cross-hsted with MATH 
699, STAT 699. Repeatable for Credit. Offered FaU and Spring. 

CAAM 800 THESIS (1 TO 15) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered FaU and Spring. 

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Courses of Instruction 321 

CEVE (CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING) 

School of Engineering/Civil & Environmental Engineering 

CEVE 101 FUNDAMENTALS OF CIVIL AND 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3) 

This introduction will cover the essential topics and quantitative techniques in civil and environmental engineering. 
Fluid flow, solid mechanics, and mass balance techniques will be presented followed by applications to sustainable 
urban infrastructure, water quality and water treatment, bridge construction, air and water quality, and urban 
planning and management principles. 

CEVE 201 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (4) 

The chemical, physical, and biological components of the natural environment as resources and their utilization 
and interaction in environmental control engineering and technology. Lecture and Laboratory is required. Cross- 
listed with HEAL 201. 

CEVE 203 PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3) 

This course provides basic information on principles of water quahty engineering, air pollution control and soUd 
and hazardous waste management. Elements of risk assessment, global atmospheric change, and pollution pre- 
vention are also addressed to contribute to bare-level competency in Environmental Engineering. Corequisite(s): 
CEVE 204. Instructor (s) : Alvarez. 

CEVE 204 PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LAB (1) 

Laboratory for CEVE 203. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Alvarez. 

CEVE 211 ENGINEERING MECHANICS (3) 

The study of equihbrium of static systems, the dynamics of a particle and particle systems, and rigid-body dynam- 
ics. Includes elements of vibrational analysis. Required for mechanical engineering and materials science and 
engineering majors. Cross-hsted with MECH 211. Pre-requisite(s): PHYS lOI and MATH 101 and MATH 102. 

CEVE 304 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS I (3) 

Analysis of statically determinate structures; stabihty and determinacy; influence hues and moving loads. Calculation 
of deflections. Introduction to analysis of indeterminate structures. 

CEVE 308 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (3) 

Examination of emerging trends toward sustainable development and global environmental protection. Includes 
international treaties on management of the oceans, global warming, ozone depletion, biodiversity and development 
pattern; impact of treaties such as NAFTA and GATT. Graduate/Undergraduate version: CEVE 508. 

CEVE 311 MECHANICS OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES (3) 

Analysis of stress and deformation of soUds with apphcations to bars, beams, and columns. Study of engineer- 
ing properties of materials. Applying equihbrium, compatibihty, and force-deformation relationships to struc- 
tural elements. Introduction to flexibility and stiffness method structural analysis. Pre-requisite(s): CEVE 211 or 
MECH 211. 

CEVE 312 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS LAB (1) 

Instruction in standard tension, compression, and torsion tests of ferrous and nonferrous metals. Includes 
experimental techniques and the behavior of structural elements. 

CEVE 315 SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR 

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES (2) 

This course focuses on the appropriate use of sustainable technology in developing countries. Topics of focus 
include water supply and treatment, energy and electrical systems, buflding design and construction and sustain- 
able agricuhure. 

CEVE 316 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 

ENGINEERING PROJECTS (2) 

This course provides a hands-on opportunity' for field implementation of sustainable technologies for the benefit of 
underdeveloped communities. Working in teams, students define needs, identify technologies, develop engineer- 
ing plans, execute the project and assess outcomes. Recommended prerequisite (s): CEVE 315- Offered Spring. 
Instructor (s): Durrani. 

CEVE 320 ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING FOR ENGINEERS (2) 

Seminar introduces students to a framework for discussing and making ethical engineering and business decisions. 
Using case studies and exercises, students will look at their own profession and its Engineering Code of Ethics as 
weU as at the issues and risks they may face as managers and executives. Offered FaU. Instructor (s): FerriU. 

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322 Courses of Instruction 

CEVE 322 ENGINEERING ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERING (3) 

Introduction to the evaluation of alternative investment opportunities with emphasis on engineering projects and 
capital infrastrucuire. Time value of money concepts are developed in the context of detailed project evaluation 
and presentations. In addition, concepts and apphcations of risk analysis and mvestment under uncertainty are 
developed. Requires oral and written presentations by students. Cross-hsted with ENGI 303- 
CEVE401 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY (3) 

Principles and significance of measurements used to assess environmental quahty. Hands-on measurements of 
both classical titrations, and modem instrumental methods of measuring both bulk and trace level pollutant 
concentrations. Lecture and lab. Corequisite(s): CEVE 402 

CEVE 402 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL 

CHEMISTRY LAB (1 ) 

Lab for Introduction to Environmental Chemistry, CEVE 401. Corequisite(s): CEVE 401. Limited enrollment. 
Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Tomson. 

CEVE 405 STEEL DESIGN (3) 

Design of steel members, connections, and assembhes. Behavior of a member as related to design. 

CEVE 406 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (3) 

Legal techniques by societies to plan and regulate the use of environmental resources. 

CEVE 407 REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN (3) 

Instruction in tests of materials and reinforced concrete members. Corequisite(s): CEVE 408. 

CEVE 408 CONCRETE LABORATORY (1) 

Instruction in tests of materials and reinforced concrete members. Corequisite(s): CEVE 407. 

CEVE 411 AIR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3) 

Introductory principles necessary for understanding air quahty and the sources and control of air pollution. 

Instructor (s): Eraser. 

CEVE 412 HYDROLOGY AND WATERSHED ANALYSIS (3) 

Fundamentals of the hydrologic cycle, hydrograph techniques, flood routing, and open channel flow. Topics in 

ground water and well mechanics are covered. Includes computational hydrology, hydrologic design and local 

watershed apphcations. 

CEVE 417 FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS (3) 

An introduction to finite element analysis by Galerkin's method and the method of least squares as applied to both 
ordinary and partial differential equations common in engineering apphcations. Element interpolations, numerical 
integration, computational considerations for efficient solution and post-processing methods. Application of edu- 
cational and commercial codes to heat transfer and stress analysis. Cross-hsted with MECH 417. Prerequisite(s): 
MATH 212 and CAAM 210 or CAAM 211. Instructor(s): Akin. 

CEVE 427 MATRIX METHODS IN STRUCTURAL MECHANICS (3) 

Introduction to matrix structural analysis and finite element method, apphed to trusses, beams, frames and two 
dimensional elasticity problems. Use of computer programs for structural analysis. Pre-requisite(s): CEVE 311- 
Instructor(s): Nagarajaiah. 

CEVE 434 CHEMICAL TRANSPORT AND FATE IN 

THE ENVIRONMENT (3) 

Principles of mass balance, chemical partitioning, transport, and transformation in surface waters, ground waters, 
and the atmosphere. Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 443 ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE (3) 

This course emphasizes the science of the atmosphere. Subjects sUjdied include: radiation; chmate dynamics; 
energy balance models; structure and stabihty; water cloud, and precipitation physics; atmosphere dynamics; 
storms and special systems; and atmospheric electricity. Cross-hsted with PHYS 443. 

CEVE 451 INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPORTATION (3) 

Survey of the operational characteristics of transport modes the elements of transportation planning, and the 
design of stationary elements. 

CEVE 452 URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (3) 

Survey of operation characteristics of transport modes the elements of transportation planning, and the design 
of stationary elements. 

CEVE 454 FINITE ELEMENT METHODS IN FLUID MECHANICS (3) 

Fundamental concept of finite element methods in fluid mechanics, including spatial discretization and numerical 
stabilization techniques designed for fluid mechanics problems. Strategies for solution of complex, real-world 
problems. Topics in large-scale computing, parallel processing, and visuahzation. Cross-hsted with BlOE 454, 
MECH 454. Graduate/Undergraduate version: CEVE 554. 

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Courses of Instruction 323 

CEVE 470 BASIC SOIL MECHANICS (4) 

Index and classification properties of soil including soil classification systems; clay minerals and soil structure; 
compaction theoiy; engineering behavior and properties of soils including penneability, compressibility and 
strength; design considerations. Required for B.S.C.E. 

CEVE 480 SENIOR DESIGN (4) 

Synthesis and application of engineering knowledge of the design of projects. 

CEVE 490 SPECIAL STUDY AND RESEARCH (1T0 12) 

Open to environmental science or engineering majors with permission of instructor. Written report required. 
Instructor permission required. 

CEVE 499 SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1T015) 

Study of selected topics including individual investigations special lectures, and seminars. Offered upon mutual 
agreement of faculty and student. 

CEVE 501 ADVANCED MECHANICS OF SOLIDS II (3) 

.\nalysis of the nonhnear behavior of elastic and inelastic solids with engineering applications. 

CEVE 505 ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3) 

Systems approach to project management, project life cycle and management methodologies, success factors, 
project planning, network scheduhng techniques, pricing and cost control, risk management, global context, and 
recent advancements in project management. Case studies. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Durrani. 

CEVE 508 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (3) 

Graduate/L'ndergraduate version: CEVE 308. Instructor(s): Blackburn. 

CEVE 511 ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS (3) 

Study of the principal chemical and physical processes affecting gases and particles in the atmosphere. Overview 
of the atmospheric transport, transformation and dispersion of air pollutants on the urban, regional and global 
scale; atmospheric photochemistn and tropospheric ozone fonnation; influence of meteorolog)' on air pollution; 
stratospheric chemistn' and global chmate change; interactions between gases and particles; characterization; 
chemical composition and size distributions of atmospheric particles. 

CEVE 512 HYDROLOGIC DESIGN LAB (3) 

Use of Geographic Information Systems (CIS) and design of GIS-developed hydrologic models commonly applied 
in the water resources field. The course covers principles and operation of the .XrcView/ArcGIS programs, design 
and implementation of standard hydrologic and hydraulic models, and the linkage of these models to engineering 
analysis of current water problems. Limited enrollment. Instructor(s): Bedient. 

CEVE 513 THEORY OF ELASTICITY (3) 

Advanced topics in the hnear and nonlinear theon- of elasticitv. Cross-listed with MECH 513- 

CEVE 516 PLATES AND SHELLS (3) 

Introduction to theories of plates and cylindrical shells with an applications to practical problems. 

CEVE 518 GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY AND CONTAMINATION (3) 

Groundwater hydrology, well mechanics, hydrauhcs. Contaminant issues in aquifer systems, numerical models, 
of large aquifiers. Topics in water resources engineering and aquifer management. 

CEVE 520 REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES (3) 

Study of current remediation technologies for soil, water, and air. Includes selection criteria, costs, operating 
strategies and engineering design. 

CEVE 521 STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS I (3) 

Dynamics of force-excited discrete linear systems with apphcations to design. 

CEVE 522 STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS II (3) 

Dynamics of force-excited continuous hnear systems and ground-excited linear and yielding structures. Funda- 
mentals of earthquake engineering. 

CEVE 525 STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS III (3) 

Study of special topics in structural dynamics. Includes problems of wave propagation, the response of structures 
to waves, the dynamics of foundations, and soil-structure and fluid-structure interaction. 

CEVE 526 STRUCTURAL STABILITY (3) 

General analysis of stress and strain, linear elastic, thermo-elastic stress-strain relations. Approximate solutions 
by energy methods and finite element method. 

CEVE 527 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN 

STRUCTURAL MECHANICS (3) 

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Introduction to differential and integral formulations, variational principles, weighted residuals, and principle 

of virtual work. Simple boundary, initial, and eigenvalue problems. Finite element, boundary element, and finite ■ 

difference methods for structural mechanics. Study of nonlinearities. Computational methods for geometric and 

material nonUnear analysis. Applications to static and dynamic problems. Progranmiing and use of computer 

software. Cross-hsted with MECH 527. 

CEVE 530 CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN (3) 

Design of reinforced concrete building structures and floor slab systems. Case histories will be discussed. 

CEVE 531 BEHAVIOR OF REINFORCED CONCRETE MEMBERS (3) 

Study of moment-curvamre relationship for beams and columns biaxally loaded columns, slendemess effects, 

interaction diagrams, shear and torsion in members, shear wall-frame interaction, and beha\ior under large load 

reversals. Includes extensive use of microcomputers. 

CEVE 532 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE (3) 

Study of prestressing techniques, prestress losses, deflections, shear and torsion, and the analysis and design 

of members using microcomputers. Includes composite members, continuous beams, and prestressed slabs. 

Pre-requisite(s): CEVE 407. 

CEVE 533 PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL PROCESSES IN ENVIRONMENT (3) 

Introduction to colloid and surface chemistry, precipitation, settling, packed bed filtration, membrane separations 

and other operations used in environmental pollution control and portable water treatment. 

CEVE 534 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND 

ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING (3) 

Principles of fluid flow, mass transport and transformation processes in natural and engineered systems. Ap- 

phcations of reactor engineering, chemical and biological reaction kinetics to environmental systems modeUng 

including streams, lakes, estuaries and the atmosphere. Previous course work in fluid mechanics and calculus 

through differential equations is strongly suggested. 

CEVE 536 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (3) 

Theory and application of biochemical processes in environmental engineering. Pre-requisite(s): CEVE 203 and 
CEVE 204. Recommended prerequisite (s): CEVE 401. 

CEVE 540 STEEL BUILDING DESIGN (3) 

Exploration of practical design form conceptual stage to final analysis. Includes design parameters and sendce- 

abUity limitations. Pre-requisite(s): CEVE 305 and CEVE 306 and CEVE 407. 

CEVE 550 ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3) 

A course covering parameter estimation methods, thermodynamics, and kinetic needed to predict the fate, 

transports, and reactivity of organic compounds in air, water, and soUs. Topics: volatization, solubUity, sorption, 

partitioning, diffusion, acquatic reactivity, photochemistry, and transport modeling. 

CEVE 554 FINITE ELEMENT METHODS IN FLUID MECHANICS (3) 

Cross-listed with BIOE 554, MECH 554. Graduate/Undergraduate version: CEVE 454. 

CEVE 570 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING (3) 

Subsurface exploration methods and techniques; lateral earth pressures and design of retaining waUs; bearing 
capacity and shaUow foundation design; settlement considerations; design of deep foundations; temporary excava- 
tions and dewatering. Pre-requisite(s): CEVE 470. 

CEVE 576 STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS AND CONTROL (3) 

Elements of Hnear systems and control theory, transform methods, stat space methods, feedback control, and 
Lypanov's method. Analytical modeling of structures, control algorithms, and response to dynamic loading. Base 
isolation, smart materials and devices, sensors, structural control applications, monitoring, and case studies. 
Cross-listed with MECH 576. Pre-requisite(s): CEVE 521 or MECH 502 and CEVE 527. 

CEVE 590 M.E.E. AND M.E.S. SPECIAL STUDY AND RESEARCH 

Independent investigation of a specific topic or problem in environmental engineering under the direction of a 
selected faculty member. Preparation of a formal report and oral presentation of results are required. 

CEVE 601 SEMINAR (3 TO 9) 

Continuing seminar on environmental research. Repeatable for Credit. " 

CEVE 602 SEMINAR (3) 

See CEVE 601. Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 630 MEMBRANE PROCESSES AND SPECIAL TOPICS IN 

COLLOID AND NANOCHEMISTRY (3) 

Fundamentals of membrane processes, theory and methods for characterizing aquasols, particle transport in 
porous media and simple flows, particle aggregation, aggregate and deposit morphology, and other special topics. 
Must be in one of the following Classification (s): Graduate. 

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Courses of Instruction 325 

CEVE 631 ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (3) 

Formulation of optimization models for environmental decision weekly. 

CEVE 635 ADVANCED TOPICS: WATER CHEMISTRY ( 1 TO 1 2) 

Formal lecture and assigned reading in topics such as redox kinectics and thermodynamics, absorption and 
desorption, and the associated mathematics. An advanced topics course. Instructor permission required. 
Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 636 ADVANCED TOPICS IN WATER CHEMISTRY (1 TO 12) 

See CEVE 635. Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 640 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL 

ENGINEERING SCIENCES (1 TO 12) 

Special topics in Graduate Study. 

CEVE 641 ADVANCED TOPICS IN 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (1 TO 12) 

Advanced topics in Graduate Study. 

CEVE 651 M.S. RESEARCH AND THESIS ( 1 TO 1 5) 

Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 652 M.S. RESEARCH AND THESIS ( 1 TO 1 5) 

Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 654 ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS (3) 

Advanced topics in computational mechanics with emphasis on finite element methods and fluid mechanics. 
Stabihzed formulations. Fluid-particle and fluid-structure interactions and free-surface and two-fluid flows. Inter- 
face-tracking and interface-capturing techniques, space-time formulations, and mesh update methods. Enhanced 
discretization and solution techniques. Iterative solution methods, matrix-free computations, and advanced 
preconditioning techniques. Cross-listed with MECH 654, BIOE 654. Pre-requisite(s): MECH 554, or permission 
of instructor Instructor(s): Tezduyar 

CEVE 678 ADVANCED STOCHASTIC MECHANICS (3) 

Nonlinear random vibrations. Statistical Linearization, ARMA filters modehng, Monte Carlo Simulation, Wiener- 
Volterra series, time-variant structural reUabiUty, and Stochastic Finite Elements are presented from a perspective 
of usefulness to aerospace, civil, marine, and mechanical apphcations. Cross-hsted with MECH 678. 

CEVE 679 APPLIED MONTE CARLO ANALYSIS (3) 

Probabihty density and power spectrum based simulation concepts and procedures are discussed. Scalar and 
vectorial simulation are addressed. Spectral decomposition and digital filter algorithms are presented. Apphca- 
tions from aerospace, earthquake, marine, and wind engineering, and from other apphed science disciphnes are 
included. Cross-listed with MECH 679. 

CEVE 699 SPECIAL PROBLEMS (3) 

Study of selected topics including individual investigations under the direction of a member of the civil engineering 
faculty. Offered upon mutual agreement of faculty and student. Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 800 PH.D. RESEARCH AND THESIS (1T0 15) 

Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 801 PH.D. RESEARCH AND THESIS (1T0 15) 

Repeatable for Credit. 

CHBE (CHEMICAL & BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING) 

School of Engineering/Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 

CHBE 301 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS (3) 

Use of basic mathematical concepts and computer tools, physical laws, stoichiometn and the thermo- 
dynamic properties of matter to obtain material and energy balances for steady and unsteady state sys- 
tems. Required for sophomores intending to major in chemical engineering. Corequisite(s): CHBE 303. 
Instructor (s): Davis; Zygourakis. 

CHBE 303 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING IN 

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (2) 

An introduction to computer programming for chemical engineering apphcations using MATLAB, FORTRAN and 
Maple. Corequisite(s): CHBE 301. Instructor(s): Davis. 

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CHBE 305 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN 

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (3) 

Introduction to modem practice and chemical engineering applications of scientific computing: linear algebra 
(review); computer-aided solution of systems of linear equations (direct, iterative); evaluation of integrals; 
systems of nonlinear algebraic equations; systems of ordinary differential equations; one-dimensional boundary 
value problems; stability and accuracy of computational methods; computational software libraries. Principles 
illustrated through chemical engineering examples. Pre-requisite(s): CHBE 301 and CHBE 303. Offered Spring. 
Instructor(s): Pasquali. 

CHBE 343 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LAB I (3) 

Experiments demonstrating principles presented in core chemical engineering courses. Pre-requisite(s): 
CHBE 390 and CHBE 401 and CHBE 4l2. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Cox. 

CHBE 390 KINETICS AND REACTOR DESIGN (4) 

Genera; areas that are covered in this course are (1) principles of chemical kinetics; (2) analysis of reaction 
rate data; (3) heterogeneous catalvsis; (4) ideal reactor design and sizing; and (5) heat effects in reactor de- 
signs. Pre-requisite(s): CHBE 301 'and CHBE 303 and CHBE 305 and MATH 211 and MATH 212. Offered Fall. 
Instructor (s): Wong. 

CHBE 401 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA I (3) 

Fundamental principles of heat, mass, and momenmm transport apphed to the continuum; analysis of mac- 
roscopic physical systems based on the continuum equations; applications in chemical engineering practice. 
Pre-requisite(s): CHBE 411 and CHBE 305 and MATH 211 and MATH 212 and PHYS 101 and PHYS 102. Offered 
Fall. Instructor(s): Miller. 

CHBE402 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA II (3) 

Continuation of CHBE 401. Emphasis on energy and mass transport applied to the continuum. Pre-requisite(s): 
CHBE 401 and (CUM 336 or MATH 381). Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Davis. 

CHBE403 DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS (4) 

Product and process design fimdamentals. Economic analvsis. Use of modem simulation tools for chemical 
engineering design. Pre-requisite(s): CHBE 390 and CHBE 402 and CHBE 412 and MECH 211. Offered Fall. 
Instmctor(s): Cox. 

CHBE 404 PRODUCT AND PROCESS DESIGN (4) 

Strategies for optimal product and process design. Industrial economic principles. Special process or product 
design projects in small groups. Pre-requisite(s): CHBE 403. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Cox. 

CHBE 411 THERMODYNAMICS I (3) 

Development and apphcation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Pre-requisite(s): CHBE 301 and 
CHBE 303. Instructor(s): Laibinis. 

CHBE 412 THERMODYNAMICS II (3) 

Advanced treatment of chemical and phase equilibria in multicomponent systems. Includes a detailed study of 
nonideal solutions. Offered Fall. Instmctor(s): Chapman. 

CHBE 420 BIOSYSTEMS TRANSPORT AND REACTION PROCESSES (3) 

Apphcation of the basic principles of transport and reaction to analyze momentum, heat, and mass transport, 
and reaction processes in the human body. Includes mathematical modehng to describe physiologic function, 
to understand pathological conditions, and to design bioartificial organs with emphasis on the quantification 
of biomedical systems in relation to underlying molecular mechanisms and cellular behavior. Offered Fall. 
Instmctor(s): Mikos. 

CHBE 443 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LAB II (3) 

Experiments demonstrating principles presented in core chemical engineering courses, operations, and thermo- 
dynamic principles as covered in CHBE 401, 402, 411. Pre-requisite(s): CHBE 343 and CHBE 402. Offered Fall. 
Instructor(s): Cox. 

CHBE 460 BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING (3) 

Design, operation, and analysis of processes in the biochemical industries. Topics include enzyme kinetics, cell 
growth kinetics, energetics, recombinant DNA technology, microbial, tissue and plant cell cultures, bioreactor 
design and operation, down stream processing. Offered Spring. Instmctor(s): San. . 

CHBE470 PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL (3) 

Modehng of dynamic processes. Response of uncontrolled systems. Transfer functions. Feedback controllers; 
response and stability of controlled systems; frequency response. Design of feedback controllers. Cascade, feed 
forward and multivariable control systems. Introduction to computer control. Use of simulators to design feedback 
controllers. Required for B.S. majors in chemical engineering. Pre-requisite(s): CHBE 390 and CHBE 402 and 
CHBE 412. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Pasquali. 

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Courses of Instruction 327 

CHBE 500 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ( 1 TO 6) 

Independent investigation of a specific topic or problem in modern chemical engineering research under the 
direction of a selected faculty member. Department permission required. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall & 
Spring. Instructor(s): Robert. 

CHBE 501 FLUID MECHANICS AND TRANSPORT PROCESSES (3) 

Advanced study in fluid mechanics and transport processes including analytical and numerical approximation 
methods, boundary layer theory, and potential flow theory. Ofi'ered FaU. Instructor(s): Hirasaki. 

CHBE 503 AIR POLLUTION CONTROL (3) 

Examines sources, characterization, and effects of atmospheric poflutants 03, CO, HC, VOC, NOX, SOX, and 
particulates; regulator^' issues and poUution standards; dispersion models and meteorology; and techniques, 
withemphasis on those employing catalysts, used in poUution control. Not ofi'ered FaU and Spring. 

CHBE 530 MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (3) 

An integrated engineering course in process analysis and product design that combines molecular chemistry, 
property-based thermodynamic descriptions, and a focus on intermolecular energetics. The course paradigm 
is demonstrated through case studies involving molecular, macromolecular, supramolecular, and biomolecular 
systems. Offered FaU. Instructor(s): Laibinis. 

CHBE 540 STATISTICAL MECHANICS (3) 

A development of the principles of statistical mechanics with applications. Offered Spring. 
Instructor(s): Robert. 

CHBE 551 INTRODUCTION TO BIOENGINEERING (1) 

A seminar course introducing current research areas in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. Taught in a tutorial 
manner to help acquaint students with the research activities of various laboratories at Rice and the Texas Medical 
Center. Offered FaU. 

CHBE 560 INTERFACIAL PHENOMENA (3) 

Interfacial tension, wetting and spreading, contact angle hysteresis, interaction between coUoid particles, stabihty 
of interfaces, flow and transport near interfaces. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): MiUer 

CHBE 571 FLOW AND TRANSPORT THROUGH POROUS MEDIA I (3) 

Study of the geology, chemistry, and physics of multicomponent, multiphase fluids in porous media. Includes 
hydrostatic and hydrodynamic properties of fluids in soils and rocks and the simulation of fundamental transport 
processes in one dimension. Not offered FaU and Spring. Instructor (s): Hirasaki. 

CHBE 590 KINETICS, CATALYSIS, AND REACTION ENGINEERING (3) 

Review of kinetics and reactor design equations; heterogeneous catalysis; catalyst preparation, characterization, 
testing; catalytic reaction mechanisms; diffiision and reaction in catalyst peUets; conservation equations; reactor 
analysis. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Hightower; Zygourakis. 

CHBE 593 POLYMER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (3) 

Basic concepts in macromolecular chemistry and their appUcation in the synthesis and chemical modification of 
polymers. Offered FaU. Instructor(s): Armeniades. 

CHBE 594 PROPERTIES OF POLYMERS (3) 

Study of the molecular organization and physical properties of polymeric materials. Includes elastomeric, semi- 
crystalline, and glassy polymers, as weU as the processing and technology of polymeric systems. Offered Spring. 
Instructor(s): Armeniades. 

CHBE 597 POLYMER SYNTHESIS, SOFT NANOMATERIALS AND 

NANOCOMPOSITES (3) 

The course wUl cover methods of characterization and some basic synthetic polymer methods (step growth and 
chain growth approaches). New synthetic polymer methods wiU be presented including ATRP, ADMET, ROMP, 
metaUocene catalysts and the development of flame retardant polymer blends. Carbon-carbon composites wiU be 
discussed along with the fiinctionaUzation of carbon nanotubes and their use in nanocomposites. Pre-requisite(s) : 
CHEM 211 and CHEM 212. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Tour; Barrera. 

CHBE 600 MASTER OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 

RESEARCH (1 TO 12) 

Independent investigation of a topic or problem in modem chemical engineering research under the direction of 
a selected faculty member. Department permission required. Repeatable for Credit. Offered FaU and Spring 

CHBE 601 FLUID MECHANICS AND TRANSPORT (3) 

Advanced study in one of several areas of fluid mechanics or transport, including tensor analysis, continuum me- 
chanics, rheology, and mathematical methods of special interest in fluid mechanics. Not offered FaU and Spring. 

CHBE 602 PHYSICO-CHEMICAL HYDRODYNAMICS (3) 

Topics in hydrodynamics including areas such as waves on Uquid surfaces, convection and diffusion in Uquids, 
motion of drops and bubbles, and electrophoresis. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Miller. 

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328 Courses of Instruction 

CHBE 603 RHEOLOGY (3) 

Calculus and time derivatives of directed quantities. Elastic solid, Newtonian liquid. Shear and extensional flows. 
Linear \iscoelasticit). Non-linear \iscoelasticit\ : rate- and time-dependent shear and extensional viscosity; normal 
stresses in shear Elementary theories of non-hnear viscoelastic behavior. Isotrophy, objectivity, frame-indifference. 
Shear and extensional rheometry. Special topics: thermodynamics of microstrucmred materials; fine-grained theories 
of polymer dynamics; computational rheology. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Pasquali. 

CHBE 611 ADVANCED TOPICS-THERMODYNAMICS (3) 

An advanced treatment of the thermodynamics of pure and multicomponent systems. Topics range from classical 
thermodynamics to a discussion of modem developments, and include an introduction to statistical thermodynam- 
ics. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Chapman. 

CHBE 615 APPLICATION OF MOLECULAR SIMULATION AND 

STATISTICAL MECHANICS (3) 

Introduction to molecular simulation tecliniques and appUcations of statistical mechanics-based theory to engineering 
problems. Projects involve topics of current research interest. Students are expected to know thermodynamics and 
to have had some introduction to statistical mechanics. Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Chapman. 

CHBE 620 TISSUE ENGINEERING (3) 

This course will focus on cell-cell interactions and the role of the extracellular matrix in the structure and function 
of normal and pathological tissues. Includes strategies to regenerate metabohc organs and repair structural tissues, 
as well as cell-based therapies to dehver proteins and other therapeutic drugs, with emphasis on issues related to 
cell and tissue transplantation such as substrate properties, angiogenesis, growth stimulation, cell differentiation, 
and immunoprotection. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Mikos. 

CHBE 630 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OF NANOSTRUCTURED MA- 

TERIALS (3) 

Oveniew of materials with structural features on the nanometer scale. Discussion of general concepts of synthe- 
sis, characterization and applications. Highlight advances found in recent hterature. Not offered Fall & Spring. 
Instructor{s): Wong. 

CHBE 661 GRADUATE SEMINAR (1) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall. 

CHBE 662 GRADUATE SEMINAR (1) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered Spring. 

CHBE 671 FLOW AND TRANSPORT THROUGH POROUS MEDIA II (3) 

Calculation of multicomponent-multiphase transport in one to three dimensions using finite difference methods. 
Includes development of multidimensional models of systems and representation and estimation of geological 
heterogeneity. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Hirasaki. 

CHBE 672 APPLIED MATHEMATICS I (3) 

Vector Spaces. Linear Transformations. Existence and uniqueness of solutions for bnear equations. Numerical 
solution of hnear equations. Gauss eUmination, band matrices, finite differences. Determinants. Inner products, 
norms, orthogonahty. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

CHBE 692 NUMERICAL METHODS FOR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 

IN ENGINEERING AND BIOLOGY (3) 

The class focuses on the numerical analysis of various times integration techniques for ordmary differential equations, 
as well as spatial and temporal discretization methods for hyperbohc and paraboUc partial differential equations 
that describe processes in engineering and biology. Homework and projects aim at the comparative evaluation of 
the various schemes discussed in class. Recommended prerequisite(s): Knowledge of a programming language 
(Fortran preferably) elementary P.D.E.'s, basic concepts of calculus. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Mantzaris. 

CHBE 700 M.S. RESEARCH AND THESIS ( 1 TO 1 5) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. 

CHBE 720 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING I (1T0 15) 

A course which covers various special topics in chemical engineering. Offered at irregular intervals on demand. 
Instructor permission required. Repeatable for Credit. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

CHBE 760 BAYLOR/RICE MD/PHD PROGRAM (1T015) - 

Department permission required. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. ■ " ' ■ 

CHBE 800 GRADUATE RESEARCH (1 TO 15) 

Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fidl and Spring. 

CHBE 801 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING II (1) 

Summer internship in an area related to thesis research or professional broadening. Permission of thesis advisor 
and department chair required. Repeatable for Credit. 

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CHEM (CHEMISTRY) 

School of Natural Sciences/Chemistry 

CHEM 121 GENERAL CHEMISTRY (4) 

Introduction of chemical phenomena emphasizing problems and methods in Chemistry. Either CHEM 1 2 1 or CHEM 
151 may be taken as a prerequisite for higher study in chemistry, but only one of these may be taken for credit. 
Students must also register for CHEM 123 General Chemistry Laboratory 1. Corequisite(s): CHEM 123. Offered 
Fall. URL: www.owbet.rice.edu/~cheml21. Instructor(s): Whitmire; Hennessy 

CHEM 122 GENERAL CHEMISTRY (4) 

A continuation of CHEM 121. Either CHEM 122 or CHEM 152 may be taken as prerequisites for higher 
study in chemistry, but only one may be taken for credit. Students must also register for CHEM 124 Gen- 
eral Chemistry Laboratory II. Corequisite(s): CHEM 124. Offered Spring. URL: www.owhiet.rice.edu/~cheml22. 
Instructor (s): Hutchinson; Hennessy 

CHEM 123 GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (O) 

Required laboratory component of CHEM 121. Students must also register for CHEM 121. Corequisite(s): CHEM 

121 Offered Fall. URL: www.owhiet.rice.edu/~cheml21. Instructor(s): McHale. 

CHEM 124 GENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH LABORATORY (O) 

Required laboratory component of CHEM 122. Students must also register for CHEM 122. Corequisite(s): CHEM 

122 Offered Spring. URL: www.owlnet.rice.edu/~cheml22. Instructor(s): McHale. 

CHEM 151 HONORS CHEMISTRY WITH LAB (4) 

An accelerated introduction to chemical phenomena emphasizing principles and theories in chemistry. Recom- 
mended strongly for students who plan to major in chemistry or have a strong high school background. Includes 
a laboratory that meets once per week for 2.5 hours. Instructor permission required. Corequisite(s): CHEM 153 
Recommended prerequisite (s): high school chemistry and physics. Offered Fall. URL: www.owhiet.rice.edu/~chem 
151. Instructor (s): Brooks; Weisman. 

CHEM 152 HONORS CHEMISTRY WITH LAB (4) 

See CHEM 151. Includes a laboratory that meets once per week for 2.5 hours. Pre-requisite(s): 
CHEM 151. Corequisite(s): CHEM 154. Offered Spring. URL: www.olwnet.rice.edu/cheml51. 
Instructor (s): Brooks; Weisman. 

CHEM 153 HONORS CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (O) 

Corequisite(s): CHEM 151. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): McHale. 

CHEM 154 HONORS CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (O) 

Corequisite(s): CHEM 152. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): McHale. 

CHEM 157 LABORATORY SKILLS REVIEW (O) 

A laboratory refresher course for students who received AP credit for CHEM 121,122. Instructor permission 
required. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): McHale. 

CHEM 158 L-ABORATORY SKILLS REVIEW (1) 

Continuation of CHEM 157. Instructor permission required. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): McHale. 

CHEM 211 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3) 

Organic chemistry of aliphatic and aromatic compounds with emphasis on structure, bonding, and reaction 
mechanisms. Offered Fall. URL: www.owlnet.rice.edu/~chem211. Instructor (s): Matsuda; Lapinsky. 

CHEM 212 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3) 

Continuation of CHEM 2 1 1 with a greater emphasis on the chemistry of various functional groups. Offered Spring. 
URL: www.owhiet.rice.edu/~chem212. Instructor (s): Hartgerink; Lapinsky 

CHEM 215 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB (2) 

Synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. Experiments related to topics covered in 
CHEM 211,212. Includes identification of unknown organic compounds. (One hour lecture precedes each lab). 
One lab per week. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Lapinsky; McHale. 

CHEM 217 ORGANIC LABORATORY FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERS (1) 

Organic laboratory designed for chemical engineering majors. Emphasis placed on the synthesis and the charac- 
terization of organic compounds. This laboratory does not satisfy requirements for science majors or premedical 
students. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Parry; McHale. 

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CHEM 235 NANOTECHNOLOGY: CONTENT AND CONTEXT (3) 

NanotechnologN' is science and engineering resulting from the manipulation of matter "s most basic building blocks: 
atoms and molecules. This course is designed for humanities and science students who want to explore the content 
of nanotechnologv. (e.g.., the methodsofvisuiilization, experimentation, andmanufacture, and technical feasibihty) 
with the social context of nanotechnolog} (issues of ethics, regulation, risk assessment, history; funding, intellectual 
propert}', controversy and conflict) . Preference will be given to freshmen and sophomore students. Register for 
CHEM 235 to receive Group 3 distribution credit; register for ANTH 235 to receive Group 2 distribution credit. 
You may receive credit only for one group, not both. Cross-Usted with ANTH 235. Limited enroUment. Offered 
Fall. URL: kelty.rice.edu/235/. Instructor(s): Kelty; Kuhnowski; Colvin. 

CHEM 251 HONORS ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3) 

Chemistry 251 HONORS is a 3-credit course with a hmited enrolhnent. This course is specifically designed 
for chemistiT majors plus any other students interested in a deeper study of the subject. Subjects will include 
current topics in organic chemistiy along with in-depth descriptions of mechanisms and their imphcations, 
discussions of industrial and pharmaceutical chemistry^ and ethical questions that often arise with chemical use. 
Advanced problem solving sessions will be included. Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 121 and CHEM 122. Offered Fall. 
Instructor(s): Billups. 

CHEM 252 HONORS ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3) v : 

Chemistn 252 HONORS is a continuation of CHEM 251 with a hmited, specifically designed for chemistn- majors 
plus any other students interested in a deeper study of the subject. See CHEM 25 1 for description of topics. Advance 
problem sessions will be included. Pre-requisite(s) : CHEM 25 1 or CHEM 211. Offered Spring. URL: www.owlnet. 
rice.edu/~chem252. Instructor(s): Lapinsk\. 

CHEM 31 1 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (3) 

An introduction to the fundamental principles of physiciil chemistiy including quantum chemistry, chemical bonding 
and molecular spectroscopy Offered Fidl. URL: wv\'w.owhiet. rice.edu/~chem311. Instructor(s): Scuseria. 

CHEM 312 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (3) 

An introduction to the principles of thermodynamics, statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, 
chemical kinetics and the statistical mechanics. Offered Spring. URL: w\uv.owlnet. rice.edu/~chem 312. 
Instructor(s): Kinsey: Kolomeisky. 

CHEM 351 INTRODUCTORY MODULE IN EXPERIMENTAL 

CHEMISTRY 1(1) 

Experiments illustrating techniques in synthetic inorganic chemistiy and instrumentiil methods of analysis. Required 
for chemistiy majors. Offered in the first half of the semester. Freshman may take the course with pemiission from 
instructor Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Hennessy 

CHEM 352 INTRODUCTORY MODULE IN EXPERIMENTAL CHEMIS- 
TRY 11(1) 

Experiments illustrating techniques in synthetic organic chemistiy and instrumental methods of analysis. Required 
for chemistn majors. Offered in the second hidf of the semester. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Lapinsky. 

CHEM 353 INTRODUCTORY MODULE IN ANALYTICAL METHODS (1) 

Experiments illustrating techniques in analyiical chemistiy data aniilysis, data precision and accuracy Required 
for Chemistry majors. Offered in the first haff of the semester Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Hennessy 

CHEM 360 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3) 

Suney of the periodic table; atomic and molecular structure; bonding m covalent, ionic, and electron deficient 
systems; thermochemical principles and experimental techniques for analysis, structure determination, and 
synthesis. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Barron. 

CHEM 373 ADVANCED MODULE IN FULLERENE CHEMISTRY (1) 

A mixture of fiillerenes is extracted, separated, and purified. Spectroscopic, kinetic, and electrochemical proper- 
ties of C60 and C70 are then measured and interpreted. Offered first haff of the semester. Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 
351 and CHEM 352. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Weisman. 

CHEM 374 ADVANCED MODULE IN SYNTHETIC CHEMISTRY (1) 

Advanced techniques in organic svnthesis are presented. Offered the second haff of the semester Pre-requisite(s): 
CHEM 351 and CHEM 352 and CHEM 353- Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Parry. , ,,.: 

CHEM 375 ADVANCED MODULE IN NANOCHEMISTRY (1) 

Students explore synthesis and structure of nanoparticles and their physical characterization. Offered in the second 
haff of the semester Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Hennessy 

CHEM 381 ADVANCED MODULE IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I (1) 

Study of experimental physical chemistiy. Offered in first haff" of semester Some knowledge of MATLAB required. 
Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s): Brooks. 

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CHEM 382 ADVANCED MODULE IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II (1) 

Study of experimental physical chemistry. Offered in first half of semester. Some knowledge of MATLAB required. 
The labs are offered M, T, W, or TH from 1-7 pm every other week. Corequisite(s): CHEM 311. Offered Fall. URL: 
python.rice.edu/~brooks/chem382. Instructor(s): Brooks. 

CHEM 383 ADVANCED MODULE IN INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (1) 

Principles and apphcation of modem instrumental methods to inorganic, pharmaceutical, organic and physical 
chemistry. Offered in the first haff of the semester. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Lapinsky. 

CHEM 384 ADVANCED MODULE INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (1) 

Principles and apphcation of modem instrumental methods to inorganic and physical chemistry. Offered in the 
second haff of the semester Offered Spring. Instmctor(s): Lapinsky. 

CHEM 391 ADVANCED MODULE IN CATALYSIS (1) 

Preparation and study of a homogeneous catalytic system. Offered Spring. 

CHEM 395 ADVANCED MODULE IN GREEN CHEMISTRY (1) 

Experimental laboratory designed to access the health and environmental impact of chemical processes and the 
strategies to improve them. Offered in the second haff of the semester. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Wilson. 

CHEM 401 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3) 

The synthe of complex organic compounds are described using the basic oudine of retrosynthetic 
analysis. An overview of numerous classical organic and organometaUic methods is utihzed. Offered Fall. 
Instmctor(s): Behar; Zubarev 

CHEM 411 SPECTRAL METHODS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3) 

Elucidation of organic stmctures by physical techniques. Interpretation of infrared, ultraviolet, nuclear magnetic 
resonance, and mass spectra. Offered Spring. Instmctor(s): Engel. 

CHEM 413 NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN CHEMISTRY (3) 

This course is designed to bring the practicing scientist to a sufficient level of competence in nuclear magnetic 
resonance (NMR) to understand multi-dimensional NMR techniques and the current literature. The course covers 
the mathematical and physical basis of NMR as well as the experimental aspects, which will lead to the selection of 
experiments appropriate to the class participants' research projects. CHEM 413 assumes a fundamental knowledge 
of 13C and IH NMR Not offered Fall and Spring. Instmctor(s): Willcott. 

CHEM 415 CHEMICAL KINETICS AND DYNAMICS (3) 

Description and analysis of the rates of unimolecuiar, bimolecular and composite chemical reactions in gas and 
solution phases. Both macroscopic kinetics and microscopic reaction dynamics are covered. Graduate/Undergradu- 
ate version: CHEM 515. Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 311 and CHEM 312. Offered Fall. Instmctor(s): Kolomeisky. 

CHEM 425 ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY (3) 

This course covers the organic geochemistry of the natural environment. Topics include: production, transport, 
decomposition, and storage of organic matter in the marine and terrestrial environments, use of isotopes to track 
biogeochemical processes, and natural and perturbed carbon cycle issues, including past and recent chmate 
shifts. Cross-hsted with ESCI 425. Offered Spring. 

CHEM 430 QUANTUM CHEMISTRY (3) 

Quantum mechanical principles, atomic stmcture and chemical bonding. Offered Fall. URL: www.owbet.rice. 
edu/~chem430. InstmctorCs): Kinsey 

CHEM 435 METHODS OF COMPUTATIONAL QUANTUM 
CHEMISTRY (1) 

Methods of quantum chemistry will be examined with projects to explore the apphcation of these techniques in 
solving questions about chemical stmcture, bonding and reactivity. Counts as an advanced laboratory module. Of- 
fered the second haff of the semester. Limited enrollment. Offered Spring. URL: python.rice.edu/~guscus/chem435. 
Instmctor(s): Scuseria. 

CHEM 440 ENZYME MECHANISMS (3) 

A survey of organic reactions catalyzed by enzymes, with an emphasis on arrow-pushing mechanisms. Both 
enzymes that use cofactors and those that do not will be covered. Cross-hsted with BIOS 440. Not offered 
Fall & Spring. Instmctor(s): Parry. 

CHEM 442 PRINCIPLES OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY I (3) 

The course will describe the relationship between the chemical stmcture and the biological action of natural and 
synthetic dmg molecules. Emphasis will be placed on the underlying principles of medicinal chemistry as well 
as specific therapeutic agents. Organization will be according to pharmacological classification with discussion 
of how chemical properties relate to dmg mechanism of action and disposition. Pre- requisite (s): CHEM 212. 
Offered Fall. Instmctor(s): Lapinsky. 

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332 Courses of Instruction 

CHEM 443 PRINCIPLES OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY II (3) 

The course will describe the relationships between chemical structure and biological action of drug molecules. 
Organization will be according to disease state and pharmacological classification with discussion of how chemi- 
cal properties relate to drug mechanism of action and disposition. Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 212. Offered Spring. 
Instructor(s): Lapinsky. 

CHEM 445 PHYSICAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3) 

Organic reaction mechanisms, molecular orbitals, reaction kinetics, and linear free energ\' relationships; substi- 
tutent, solvent, and isotope effects. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Engel. 

CHEM 491 RESEARCH FOR UNDERGRADUATES ( 1 TO 5) 

Open only to chemistry majors unless approved by the department chair Written report required. Must be enrolled 
in one of the following Major (s): Chemistry. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. 

CHEM 494 UNDERGRADUATE LITERATURE RESEARCH (1T0 3) 

Students conduct hterature research under the direction of a chemistry faculty member. The research project will 
culminate in a substantial written work describing the results of the project. Department permission required. 
Offered Fall and Spring. Instructor(s) : Parry. •. . . 

CHEM 495 TRANSITION METAL CHEMISTRY (3) 

Structure, bonding and reactivity of coordination and organometallic compounds; hgand field theory; electronic 
spectroscopy; magnetism; reaction mechanisms; catalysis. Offered Fall. Instructor (s): Wilson 

CHEM 515 CHEMICAL KINETICS AND DYNAMICS (3) 

Description and analysis of the rates of unimolecular, bimolecular, and composite chemical reactions in gas and 
solution phases. Both macroscopic kinetics and microscopic reaction dynamics are covered. Graduate/Undergradu- 
ate version: CHEM 415. Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 311 and CHEM 312. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Kolomeisky. 

CHEM 520 CLASSICAL AND STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS (3) 

A reyiew of the principles of classical thermodynamics and an introduction to the theories and methods of statistical 
thermodynamics with appUcations to problems in chemistry. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Clementi. 

CHEM 531 QUANTUM MECHANICS II (3) 

A hands-on approach to the methods of computational quantum chemistry and their application. Offered Spring. 
Instructor(s): Scuseria. 

CHEM 533 NANOSTRUCTURE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY I (3) 

An introduction to the basic principles of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Size dependent physical properties 
of nanoscopic sohds will be described using sohd state physics and molecular orbital theory as a foundation. 
Wet chemical techniques that produce nanoscale materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, semiconductor and metallic 
nanocrystals, dendrimers...) will be introduced in the second haff of the semester. Not offered Fall and Spring. 

CHEM 543 SECONDARY METABOLISM (3) 

A suney of the biosynthetic pathways leading to the major classes of natural products. Topics covered include the 
use of radioactive and stable isotopes, the synthesis of labeled organic compounds, mechanistic investigations of 
secondary metabolic enzymes, and the cloning and characterization of secondary metabolic genes. Cross-Msted 
with BIOS 543. Offered Spring. Instructor(s): Parry. 

CHEM 544 TRANSITION METALS IN ORGANIC SYNTHESIS (3) 

The use of transition metals for complex organic synthesis is presented. This will include mechanistic impHcations. 
Additionally an oveniew of main group metal use in organic synthesis is covered. Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211 
and CHEM 212. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Tour 

CHEM 547 SUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY (3) 

An examination of noncovalent interactions and their impact in biology; chemistn; and engineering. Topics will 
include self-assembly, molecular recognition, protein folding and structure, nucleic acid structure, polymer or- 
ganization, crystalhzation and appUcations of the above for the design and synthesis of nanostructured materials. 
Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Hartgerink. 

CHEM 561 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3) 

The disconnection approach to organic svnthesis. Heavy emphasis on reactions, reagents, and mechanisms. 
Offered Fall. 

CHEM 562 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3) 

Continues in the same vein as CHEM 561 but yvith emphasis on very recent advances in stereoselective synthesis. 
Not offered Fall and Spring. Instructor (s): Behar; Lapinsky. 

CHEM 570 CONNECTING NANOSCIENCE TO 9TH GRADE IPC 
CURRICULUM (O TO 3) 

Seminar yvith a team of university' faculty' to refresh and enhance high school Integrated Physics and Chemistry 
(IPC) teachers understanding of course material. This material yvill then be connected to ongoing nanotechnol- 
ogy' research to act as a stimulating and effective context for teaching scientific concepts. Instructor permission 
required. Limited enrollment. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Ausman 

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CHEM 575 PHYSICAL METHODS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3) 

A suney course of research techniques used in modern inorganic chemistiy Topics covered will include X-ray 
diffraction, matrix isolation, mass spectrometry, magnetism, electrochemistry, and various spectroscopies (IR, 
Raman, LiV-Vis, nmr, epr, XPS, LXAFS, and Mossbauer). Open to undergraduates by special permission only. 
Instructor(s): Whitmire. 

CHEM 595 SPECIAL TOPICS-INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3) 

Rotation of topics include: sohd-state chemistn; organometaUic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, and single- 
cn stid X-ray diffraction. Open to undergraduates by special permission only Repeatable for Credit. Offered Spring. 
Instnictor(s): Hennessy 

CHEM 596 CHEMISTRY OF ELECTRONIC MATERIALS (3) 

A review of the chemical processes involved in the manufacture of microelectronic chips, including; crystallization, 
purification, oxidation, thin film methods, lithography and ceramic processing. Open to undergraduates by special 
permission only Cross-listed with MSCI 596. 

CHEM 597 POLYMER SYNTHESIS, SOFT NANOMATERIAL AND 
NANOCOMPOSITES (3) 

The course will cover methods of characterization and some basic synthetic polymer methods ( step growth and 
chain growlh approaches). New synthetic polymer methods will be presented including ATRP, ADMET, ROMP, 
metallocene catalysts and the development of flame retardant polymer blends. Carbon-carbon composites will 
be discussed, along with the fijnctionahzation of carbon nanotubes and their use in nanocomposites. Cross-hsted 
with CHBE 597, MSCI 597. Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211 and CHEM 212. Repeatable for Credit. Offered Spring. 
Instructor (s): Tour, Barrera. 

CHEM 600 GRADUATE SEMINAR (1 TO 12) 

Section 1 : BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY Section 2: SYNTHETIC AND MECHANISTIC CHEMISTRY Section 3: MATERIALS 
CHEMISTRY-NANO Section 4: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY-NANO Repeatable for Credit. Offered Fall and Spring 

CHEM 606 EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONS FOR CHEMISTS (1) 

Students learn to plan effective technical seminars with apphcations to chemical conferences such as the national 
and regional meetings of the American Chemical Society, as well as job interview presentations. Open to under- 
graduiites by special permission only 

CHEM 630 MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY AND GROUP THEORY (3) 

The spectra of simple molecules, including microwave, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, and Raman spectra; introduc- 
tory aspects of molecular symmetry and group theoiT; resonance spectroscopy Instructor(s): Curl. 

CHEM 700 TEACHING PRACTICUM (2) 

Open to graduate students in chemistry and only in exceptional circumstances to undergraduates. Repeatable for 
Credit. Offered Fall and Spring. Instnictor(s): McHale. 

CHEM 750 MANAGEMENT FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS (3) 

This course is designed for science and engineering students who want to understand the management of new 
and/or small technology based businesses. The course is taught in modular format to give students insights into 
how technology oriented firms manage intellectual property, marketing, organization behavior, strategy, account- 
ing and finance. Concepts covered will be particularly relevant to students interested in careers in technology or 
entrepreneurial ventures. This course is part of a two-class sequence and provides the foundation for students 
taking NEW VENTURE CREATION for SCIENCE and ENGINEERING which is offered in the spring. Cross-listed with 
MGMT 750, MSCI 750. Offered Fall. Instructor(s): Barron. 

CHEM 751 NEW VENTURE CREATION FOR SCIENCE AND 

ENGINEERING (3) 

This course deals with the concepts and theories relevant to new venuire creation. Our primary focus is the start-up 
process with particular emphasis being placed on market issues, intellectual property and entrepreneurial finance. 
As part of the course we will evaluate the commercial potential of a hve technology drawn from the Rice engineer- 
ing/science community. The concepts covered will be particularly relevant to students who are interested in careers 
in technology or entrepreneurial ventures. Course is offered to junior and senior students and graduate students 
and MBA students. Cross-hsted with MGMT 751, MSCI 751. Offered Spring. Instructor (s): Barron; Heeley 

CHEM 800 GRADUATE RESEARCH (12 TO 15) 

Repeatable for Credit. 

CHEM 801 REU RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY (1 TO 3) 

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CHIN (CHINESE) 



School of Humanities/Center for Study of Languages 

CHIN 101 INTRODUCTORY CHINESE I (5) 

For students with no background in Chinese. Students will learn Pinyin writing system, vocabulary and structure 
required for basic communicative tasks. Students will learn to write approximately 100 Chinese characters. Chinese 
culture will be introduced. Weekly laboratory- assignment and tutorial participation are requir